Gnawa LanGus: Community Music & Dance Workshop
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 4:00 pm
Join Gnawa LanGus, fronted by GRAMMY-nominated musician Samir LanGus, for a free community workshop on the indigenous music and dance traditions of Morocco and North Africa. For all levels of ability.
Wednesday, February 26, 4PM
Living Arts Collective
Free and Open to the Public
Gnawa music is the ritual trance music of Morocco’s black communities, originally descended from slaves and soldiers once brought to Morocco from Northern Mali and Mauritania. Often called “The Moroccan Blues,” Gnawa music has a raw, hypnotic power that’s fascinated outsiders as diverse as writer/composer Paul Bowles, jazz giant Randy Weston, and rock god Jimi Hendrix.
The Gnawa LanGus residency, part of Duke Performances’ three-year Building Bridges: Muslims in America initiative, culminates in a performance at Motorco Music Hall on the evening of Thursday, February 27. Tickets and info available HERE.Gnawa LanGus is presented as part of Duke Performances’ Building Bridges Initiative, funded, in part, by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art & the National Endowment for the Arts, & co-sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center & the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.