Maâlem Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul

As a worthy heir to the great Gania dynasty, which has been so influential in Moroccan culture, Maâlem (the title of Master Musician) Moktar Gania from Essaouira (western Morocco) has established himself as an essential artist in today’s Gnawa music scene. Moktar plays the Gnawa bass lute (known as the guembri and sintir), generating trance-like grooves.