Edinburgh Multicultural Festival: Omar Afif and Gnawa Trance Fusion

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PASS Theatre

Edinburgh College (Granton Campus)

350 West Granton Road

Edinburgh

EH5 1QE

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Omar Afif leads this fusion of Moroccan Gnawa music with blues, afrobeat/funk and jazz in a meeting of celebration, praise and healing. Gnawa music has a well-preserved heritage of ritual poetry with traditional music and dancing. Performed at Lilas, entire communal nights of healing and celebration, this West African influenced music is guided by a master musician (Maalem) playing a 3 stringed bass-lute or Guembri and leading call and response vocals (Omar Afif), accompanied by Djembe/Endongo, Saxophone, Drumkit, plus additional vocals and percussion. An invitation to move your body and soul!


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PASS Theatre

Edinburgh College (Granton Campus)

350 West Granton Road

Edinburgh

EH5 1QE

United Kingdom

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