Here are a few days that the mood moved to the rhythm of the montage of scenes of the festival. Yesterday morning already is referring and crossed the streets of the musicians, fans, happy to celebrate, journalists, tourists, families souiries, groups of friends. Meeting at the Summit in perspective.
Late in the afternoon, after the procession and prayers, the ganga (drums) and rattlesnakes give the tempo. The brotherhoods of the Morocco are met, aligned, are heated, sing and dance. Music, powerful, is finally released. Essaouira is whole, roots us, hair rises. It is beautiful! Colors, tradition, generations mix. A magical awakening.
As in the usual, the wind rose. The "Chergui" as it is called here, is there also. Not an Edition without it only blows and carries far and top the music and songs.
Mood festive and ultra casual
On the square Moulay Hassan, no doubt, the crowd is already there. Finally, don't talk crowd precisely, thousand smiles and open large eyes turned to the scene where Maâlem marrakchi Abdelkebir Benseloum Kbiber and the siblings of Baba Sissoko & Mali Tamani Revolution is are joined. Two large families make a light tribute to Africa and traditions. The great Malian Griot and the gnawa marrakchis sing together peace and brotherhood..: £ @ £:. - Baba Sissoko and Mali Tamani Revolution return on stage on the Beach also. .: £ @ £:. - Jazz-roots Haiti conducted by saxophonist Swartz-Bart, which promises a combination of powerful rhythms with jazz sonorities. They will be on stage and then in merger with Maâlem Hassan Boussou Place Moulay Hassan. .: £ @ £:. - First scene on the roof of the Bastion Bab Marrakech at 20 h 30 with Maâlem Abdenbi El Meknassi and: Gnawa. .: £ @ £:. - Magic fusion perspective also with the young virtuoso pianist Armenian Tigran Hamasyan and Maâlem Mustapha Baqbou, always on the top of the Bastion. .: £ @ £:. - From 16: 00-the tree talk, Baba Sissoko and Mali Tamani Revolution & Maâlem Benseloum Kbiber, Jazz-roots Haiti & Maâlem Hassan Boussou, Maâlem Omar Hayat and La Halla KingZoo & Walid Boumhani and Maâlem Abdelkader Amlil.
Find all concerts and festival scenes in theagenda of Made in Essaouira.
Text & photo Alice Joundi