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John Allen in Wijdan: The Mystery of Gnawa Trance Music

Wijdan: The Mystery of Gnawa Trance Music

2000 NR

Exiled by the Malian Empire and enslaved in Morocco during the 16th century, the Gnawa people are known around the world for their ritualistic trance music -- a sound that has had undeniable influence on blues and rock musicians for generations. Witness a historic meeting between Moroccan musician Brahim El Belkani and Mali's own Sibiri Samaké as the two luminaries discuss their musical roots and share insights on the future of Gnawan trance.

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