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Chikako Iwahori center, Ailoune Faye percussion, Sylvain Leroux at the Focus for Change Benefit 2014

Chikako Iwahori center, Ailoune Faye percussion, Sylvain Leroux at the Focus for Change Benefit 2014

hassanhakmoun.com/ | The performance rocked the house at WITNESS’ 10th Annual Focus for Change benefit in NYC.

Hassan Hakmoun is one of the most notable figures in contemporary Moroccan music, fusing the traditional Gnawa style with jazz, rock, blues and neo-classical contemporary Western music resulting in a diverse, award-winning and critically acclaimed body of work. Steeped in Islamic mysticism and West African rhythms, the Gnawa musical form and its rituals lift the spirit and heal the sick through its songs of praise.

Photo credit: Jenna Bascom

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