"Gnawa" or as it is termed in the southeastern regions "Ismkhan" They live in TAKACHA, in the Zagora region Their culture grew in the area Between the culture of HRATINA and AIT ATTA The Gnawa or Ismkhan originated from slave families Morocco brought them in the late sixteenth century For commercial and non-commercial purposes they also hail from black Africa And specifically from Ghana and Sudan And there are some narrations that say that the name Gnawa Is a misrepresentation of the original name is Kenya The "Gnawa Order" is still present in many Moroccan cities and villages, Even today For example the city of Essaouira which is considered The spiritual place of the Gnawa in Morocco The independence of Gnawa culture A musical style created for her a tradition that integrated in an organic way with the prevailing culture In the countries of the Maghreb Gnawa music: it is not just ordinary music Rather, it is music with powerful rhythms laden with the weight of myths and deep-seated beliefs Filled with African, Amazigh and Arab cultural heritage as well They have a costume that characterizes their own folkloric style And which abounds in vivid colors, which consists of red, yellow and green The red color is a sign of blood And the yellow color indicates the ground As for green, it bears the connotation of tolerance and synergy between the other The karakish: It is a traditional handmade musical instrument made of iron And the voice of karakish indicates the sound of chains and fetters To which they connect from South Africa towards its north What makes the difference between the Gnawa in the region And Gnawa in another region It is her dress and vulgar folkloric ways The Gnawa in the southeast is not the same as the GNAWA in other Moroccan cities such as Essaouira and Marrakesh So that you find this difference in the classical and difference folkloric language as well.

  • Abdelkarim Essalhy
  • Mobark aziz
  • Abdelkarim Essalhy
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 4, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
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Director - Abdelkarim Essalhy