Moroccan Gnawa Trance Music Night


Sat Feb 19 2022 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Birch Community Centre | Manchester, EN

~ When Morocco meets Manchester ~
Bringing you an evening of magic and soul nourishing Moroccan Trance Music with Gnawa Manchester
About this Event

We invite you to come and join us for a beautiful evening at the Birch Community Centre to bring you the magic of Gnawa music.

  • What is Gnawa Music?

Gnawa music originates from the Gnawa ethnic group of Sub Saharan African slaves who were brought to Morocco, beginning in the 11th Century. Gnawa music in Morocco is much more than a musical genre hence why it's defined as a trance music. It is a spiritual music at its roots and is a traditional practice throughout Morocco. The beats are repetitive yet lively.

The delightful and auspicious musical sound is also choreographed with gyrating dances. In the act the music and dance are experienced as purifying liberation, a higher state of consciousness and deeply healing. In its highest expressions the rituals of this music and dance can take you on a magical and mystical cosmic journey.

Central to the Gnawa sounds is the Gimbri ( a large accoustic 3 stringed bass - a guitar drum with a wooden body alongside the Karkaba (Krakebs) also known as the castanets, a handheld cymbal-type instrument handmade from iron or steel.

  • About Gnawa Manchester:

Zakarayae is a master musician, born in the city of Meknes and has been playing since he was 13 years old. He has trained with various Gnawa Maalem (masters) from Meknes moving around different cities in Morocco, France, Spain and the UK. Gnawa music is a family tradition passed down from his ancestors. This music night will be a celebration dedicated to prayer and healing.

  • ~ All is welcome ~

What to Bring:- A water bottle

Snacks and hot drinks provided.

Energy Exchange:


  • Contact Details:

Zakarayae - 07831195614

Saima - 07872585253

Kamal - 07900037881

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Where is it happening?

Birch Community Centre, Brighton Grove, Manchester, United Kingdom

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


GBP 18.00

Gnawa Manchester

Host or Publisher Gnawa Manchester

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