Gnaoua World Music Festival Essaouira

Last Updated on September 13, 2022 by Safaa (founder of moroccanzest)
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Gnaoua World Music Festival Essaouira

The Gnawa world music festival is an unmissable part of the cultural calendar of the city of Essaouira and Morocco in general. It was presented as one of the best festivals in the world by the British magazine “Songlines Magazine”.

The Gnaoua music is a true Moroccan gospel and a platform for the dialogue of mystical Gnawa singers.

How to Get to the Gnawa World Music Festival

Since Essaouira doesn’t have a train station or airport, the best way to get there is through a bus or by car.

You can take the bus to Essaouira from almost every city in Morocco. There is a direct daily bus traveling from Casablanca to Essaouira which takes about 6.5 hours. Buses from Marrakech take around 3 hours and several companies travel this route.

Other Useful Information about the Festival

Gnawa Music Festival 2022 edition took place on June 2 and June 3.

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