Master Musicians of Marrakech

posted November 11th, 2009

Join Drag City and Twos & Fews for a release party in celebration of Ouled Bambara: Portraits of Gnawa at Intuit Gallery in Chicago, on Thursday, November 19th at 6:30pm. Ouled Bambara: Portraits of Gnawa is a CD/DVD set profiling several master musicians of the centuries-old North African Sufi trance-healing order called the Gnawa, whose music, dance, and ritual practice synthesize West African animist traditions with mystical Islam. Recorded and filmed by documentarian Caitlin McNally in Marrakech in 2005, Ouled Bambara: Portraits of Gnawa features a 35-minute documentary film we'll be screening at Intuit. And you get to listen to the CD and eat Moroccan treats too!

Artists in this story: Various Artists