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Amazing music and crowds

The performances were fantastic, the audience mostly locals. Imagine being on a huge beach with... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2012
AnnieKayNOLA
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Crazy but fun!

The Gnaoua festival is very fun and very crazy! It definitely make Essaouira a much livelier... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2012
WorldTravellinGal
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Touted as an “African Woodstock” on its official website, the Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival is about more than just the music. Bringing together indigenous Gnauoua musicians with renowned artists from all over the world, the festival...more
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

The performances were fantastic, the audience mostly locals. Imagine being on a huge beach with thousands of Berbers, not at all crowded, singing along to Bob Magreb, who did Marley covers: "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright." Music in the streets was best, with musicians jamming...More

Date of experience: June 2012
2  Thank AnnieKayNOLA
Reviewed March 27, 2012

The Gnaoua festival is very fun and very crazy! It definitely make Essaouira a much livelier place. I think the impromptu musical demonstrations are more fun than even the official events :) Its just a fun place to be, good music, funny people, and lots...More

Date of experience: June 2011
1  Thank WorldTravellinGal
Reviewed February 27, 2012

For the ones who love music and animation and specially the GNAWAS STYLE..it is fantastic. BUT YOU WILL FIND ESSAOUIRA WITH A HUGE QUANTITY OF PEOLE DAY&& NIGHTS.. A part of it ,if you have a kind of cool retreat to escape from all the...More

Date of experience: June 2011
2  Thank RiadDarNajat
Reviewed January 23, 2012

Essaouira has the vibe for music festivals ; music is heard in all streets corners , alongside the remparts during a sunset , on the beach promenade and homes . Great Music artists have at least created their music from the beautiful and trancing rhymes...More

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Effras
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Hello, it is not an obligation, the concerts are open to the public,but there is a private area right in front, and you need to buy tickets to get there. Nice trip
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