Gnaoua World Music Festival
The festival provides a platform for a meeting point of music and dialogue between foreign artists and the mystical Gnaoua (also Gnawa) musicians. In this melting-pot of musical fusion, the Gnaoua masters invite players of jazz, pop, rock and contemporary World music to explore new avenues. The festivals see up to 500,000 visitors every year over four days; many of the performances can be viewed for free, which complicates comparison with other festivals.
The city of Essaouira is located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, 350 km from Casablanca, 175 km from Marrakech and 190 km from Agadir.
During the weekend of Gnaoua Festival, transportation to Essaouira becomes very rare and expensive, so it is recommended to book your transport as soon as possible if you plan to participate in the event
Below the means of transport available:
By Bus / Coach: Essaouira is served by several bus companies from several Moroccan cities, to book your ticket you can go to the bus station Nevertheless, it is highly recommended to book your coach bus online on the website 'marKoub.ma' , to avoid any unpleasant experience when buying the ticket:
By train: The Moroccan rail network stops in Marrakech, but there are some bus connections to Essaouira
By plane: The airport is located 18 km from the city and is served by several airlines, including the national airline Royal Air Maroc .
- "The Worlds's Biggest Music Festivals" [sic], CNBC.
- Paris Holds Exhibition of Moroccan Gnaoua
- (in French) Gnaoua World Music Festival by the authors of Wiki Musique
- "Gnaoua & Musique du Monde".
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