Friday, October 21, 2022
4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Panel: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street
Concert: The Repair Atelier, 271 N. Main Street, Providence, RI, 02903
Free and open to the public
The Maghrebi micro-festival presents performances by world-class talents in the tradition of Gnawa, a musical form and Sufi healing practice that originated among the Moroccan Gnawa, an ethnic group descended from West African slaves. Complementing a live performance by Club d’Elf and Hassan Hakmoun, a panel discussion will cover the history of Gnawa as a people, a music, a religious practice, and a healing tradition. Tufts' University ethnomusicologist Richard Jankowsky, and musicians Hassan Hakmoun, Mike Rivard, and Brahim Fribgane will reflect on the rapid ascent and growing global popularity of Gnawa music in recent years, including its substantial influence on musicians beyond the Gnawa tradition.
Panel 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Gifts of the Gnawa: A Conversation among Musicians and Scholars
Brahim Fribgane, Hassan Hakmoun, Richard Jankowsky, and Mike Rivard
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer, Providence, RI 02912