Moroccan Traditions in Boston

LedeMarch 24, 2017— Amino Belyamani and Said Bourhana, members of New York City-based band Innov Gnawa, started a set during their show at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA on Friday night. The band performs traditional Moroccan gnawa music, which is over 600 years old and a part of North African culture. Photo by Clairissa Baker.

 

BothMarch 24, 2017 – Maalem Hassan Ben Jaafer (left) interacts with Amino Belyamani on the side of the stage at the band Innov Gnawa’s performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Friday night. Innov Gnawa, a New York City-based band focused on traditional Moroccan Gnawa music, visited Boston for the first time as part of the college’s “Celebrity Sessions.” All members of the band are originally from Morocco. Photo by Clairissa Baker.

 

 

1wideMarch 24, 2017 – Nawfal Atiq (from left), Samir Langus, Maalem Hassan Ben Jaafer, Amino Belyamani, and Said Bourhana perform at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Friday night. The music collective, called Innov Gnawa, performs traditional Moroccan music—gnawa—which is over 600 years old. Photo by Clairissa Baker.

 

detailMarch 24, 2017 – Amino Belyamani from New York City-based band Innov Gnawa plays the qraqeb in a show in Boston, MA, Friday night. Qraqebs are instruments similar to a large iron castanet (a perucssion instrument) and used frequently in traditional Moroccan music. Photo by Clairissa Baker.

 

mediumMarch 24, 2017 – Amino Belyamani (from left) and Said Bourhana engage the audience during Innov Gnawa’s performance of traditional Moroccan gnawa music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Friday night. Photo by Clairissa Baker.

 

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