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    Nov
    2019

    Julia Easterlin // Innov Gnawa Nov 16

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

     

    Innov Gnawa is a Grammy-nominated musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco's venerable Gnawa music tradition in the heart of NYC. Formed in the summer of 2014, the group draws on the considerable talents and expertise of Hassan Ben Jaafer, A Maalem, or master Gnawan musician, originally from Fez, Morocco. Ben Jaafer is accompanied by Amino Belyamani and Ahmed Jeriouda, along with a brotherhood of guest musicians, all playing the karkabas, metal castanets whose staccato sound is said to represent the shackles and chains of slaves.  Under the guidance of Ben Jaafer, Innov Gnawa has delved deep into the roots and rituals of Gnawan music and has made a big splash in NYC, playing some of the city's most prestigious rooms including Lincoln Center, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl, and the storied backroom of Brooklyn's Barbes. Innov Gnawa has also collaborated and shared the stage with such luminaries as Bonobo and Antibalas. Hailed by Brooklyn Magazine as one of the "5 Bands You Need to Know" in Brooklyn's Arabic music scene, Innov Gnawa make great use of a traditional repertoire and add their own contemporary spin with additional African and Latin percussion. This exciting new outfit fuses a centuries old North African tradition with the pulse and attitude of NYC.



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