Majid Bekkas: Maintaining the Spirituality in Morocco’s Gnaoua Music

Rabat – We would not automatically think of banjo tunes segueing into traditional Moroccan Gnaoua music, fused with blues and jazz. But this trajectory made all the sense in the world for Majid Bekkas, an internationally renowned pioneer...

Majid Bekkas: Maintaining the Spirituality in Morocco’s Gnaoua Music

Rabat – We would not automatically think of banjo tunes segueing into traditional Moroccan Gnaoua music, fused with blues and jazz. But this trajectory made all the sense in the world for Majid Bekkas, an internationally renowned pioneer of Gnaoua fusion music. The native of Sale, Morocco, started playing the banjo at 15 years old. […]

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