The Gnawa play deeply hypnotic trance music, led by low-pitched, rhythmic guembri melodies, call-and-response singing, hand-clapping and metal castanets called qraqebs. The music is a mixture of religious Arabic songs and African rhythms - ancient spiritual music with West African roots. Colour photos plus info in English, German, French and Spanish. Total playing time: 1 hour, 16 min.
Gnawa Music from Morocco