ON TOUR 2019/2020

ON TOUR 2019/2020

Gnawa diffusion depicts ancestry of Gnawa. This ethnic group was living in the North – West Africa, where Algeria and Morocco are now. Gnawa music mixes classical Islamic Sufism with pre-Islamic African traditions. Gnawa musicians usually refer to healing rituals in animism. They play deeply hypnotic trance music, call-and-response singing, hand clapping and cymbals called krakeb. Gnawa ceremonies use music and dance to evoke ancestral saints who can drive out evil, cure psychological ills or be a remedy for scorpion stings.

This is the most popular band from alternative music in Algeria, playing gnawa mixed with roots and reggae. Gnawa Diffusion is Algerian band living in France, using heritage of gnawa music in a original arrangements and using traditional instruments of North Africa. They sing in Arabic, French, English and Tamazight – Berber languages.

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