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  • n. Plural form of Gnawa.


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  • In Moroccan popular culture, Gnawas, through their ceremonies, are considered to be experts in the magical treatment of scorpion stings and psychic disorders.

    Richard Bangs: Why Would Anyone Bomb Jemaa El F'na Square in Marrakesh?

  • They build from prayerful incantations to handclapping and for the Gnawas foot-stamping rhythms; repeated refrains gather momentum as improvisatory vocals curl, rasp and ascend.

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  • This is a post that'll be particularly appreciated by participants in my forthcoming Gnawa Photo~Expedition as photojournalist Stefano Torrione has documented the Gnawa in Essaouira and Marrakech in one of his many interesting galleries titled The Rituals of the Gnawas.

    ::: The Travel Photographer :::


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