Gnaoua and World Music Festival - Morocco

This is a music festival based on the traditions of Gnaoua music. Gnaoua music is a combination of acrobatic dancing as well as music. Its origins lie in a unique mixture of Berber, African and Arabic songs, religious rites and dance.

The festival has grown to include musicians from all over the world. Venues are dotted all around the pretty coastal town of Essaouira.

“Gnaoua Festival promotes openness, tolerance | مهرجان كناوة ينشر قيم الانفتاح والتسامح | Le festival gnaoui favorise l’ouverture et la tolérance” by Magharebia. CC2


Villa de L’O

This 18th century riad is located between the medina and the beach, with stone pillars and superbly sculpted wood. The 12 rooms are exceptional, some of them with romantic views over the Bay of Essaouira. You can also enjoy the...

L’Heure Bleue

The romance of staying in a building that dates back to the 14th century is hard to ignore. Now a sophisticated 'maison d’hotes’, you’re surrounded by Moroccan antiquities to ramp up the historic atmosphere. The big draw is the restaurant,...

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