Gnawa Impulse is today made up of six musicians who, between Marrakech and Berlin, pack in and compilations. Gnawa musicians (Marrakech / Morocco) Abdenbi Binizi - solo voice, percussion and drum Kamal Ifir - voice, sintir (three-string bass lute) and dance Samir Zgarhi - voice, Karkabas (metal castanets) and dance The three Gnawa musicians are the founding members of Gnawa Halwa (ritual trance music and dance). This group came about through the collaboration of the Gnawa and the Spanish choreographer Blanca Li. They were born and still live in the heart of their Gnawi brotherhood in Marrakech. Day to day life within this traditional brotherhood is interspersed with their European tours. The Gnawa Halwa are sought after musicians (collaborating with Randy Weston, Bill Laswell, Gnawa Diffusion) and are capable of sharing the warmth of African traditions with their public. Gnawa Halwa have taken part in various international festivals: Montreux Festival, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, New Morning, Paris, UFA Fabrik, Berlin, Afrika Festival, W?rzburg, not forgetting Amsterdam, Den Haag, Madrid, Zagreb, Palermo, Frankfurt. More Info: http://www.cross-culture-music.de/xgnawahalwa.html Read more on Last.fm.
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