Innov Gnawa Moroccan Folk Band
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This very special performance features Innov Gnawa, a GRAMMY-nominated musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco's Gnawa music tradition. Often called "the Moroccan Blues," Gnawa music is the ritual trance music of Morocco's black communities and has a distinctive raw and hypnotic power played by an array of unique instruments. Formed by Moroccan expats and master Gnawa musicians, Innov Gnawa is based in New York City and has been making a big splash playing the city's most prestigious rooms including Lincoln Center, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, and the storied backroom at Brooklyn's Barbès. Presented as part of KSU's Year of Morocco, this event is a collaboration between the KSU School of Music and KSU's Division of Global Affairs.