Monday 31 March 2008

Joseph Sebag talking about Gnaoua

As my wife has described (at some length) we attended a Lila at the home of Maalem Mahmoud Guinea on Christmas evening, 2007. Here is a short podcast of Joseph Sebag, talking about Gnaoau music, that I recorded just before the music started.

As you can tell, Joseph, an Essaouira-born Moroccan, not only understands, but really loves, Gnaoua. If you want to learn more, you should pop into the Galeria Aida, his great little shop selling books and some wonderful ethnic jewellery on Rue de la Skala (just off the Place Moulay Hassan).

Here are three of the tracks that I recorded that night: