An evening of Gnawan Trance music, Persian mystical poetry, and Sufi dance with Innov Gnawa, Haleh Liza, and Juliet Rabea.
Gnawan Trance is the ritual trance music of Morocco, merging ancient African traditions, rhythms, and song with Sufi poetry and music. This unique genre of music was created by sub-Saharan Africans once enslaved in Morocco and further developed by their descendants. Often called "Moroccan Blues," Gnawan music has a raw, hypnotic power that's fascinated outsiders as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Paul Bowles, and Randy Weston, and continues to mesmerize growing audiences across the world.
This powerful musical tradition was originally shared in homes and intimate spaces with the hope of bringing healing and well-being to a family or community. With this intention, it often induces feelings of liberation and ecstasy. Prepare for a deep journey of listening and dance.
Tickets: $35 / free for members.
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