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Hassan Hakmoun
Hassan Hakmoun is one of the most notable figures in contemporary Moroccan music. He has toured the world opening for Peter Gabriel, and often performs with dancers. Though schooled in the deeply traditional sounds of the Gnawa people in his native Marrakesh, since moving to the U.S. in 1987, his music has absorbed elements from a variety of popular styles, from jazz and "world music" to neo-classical contemporary Western music and cerebral pop, resulting in a diverse, award-winning and critically acclaimed body of work. His participation in such internationally renowned arts festivals as WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) and collaborations with respected artists, including David Sanborn, Peter Gabriel, Don Cherry and The Kronos Quartet, among countless others, have brought him further into the spotlight and inspired many artists from North Africa and around the globe to follow in his footsteps.

Hassan Hakmoun




Saturday, July 4, 2015
Concert Stage
235 Queens Quay West

Hassan Hakmoun brings dance sounds rooted in funk and reggae from the Gnawa Sufi trance music of Morocco. Hassan Hakmoun is regarded as a trailblazer for many young Gnawa musicians who have sought out connections with the world beyond their traditional heritage and milieu. In the age of ambient club, trance and hip hop, he revels in the world's musical melting pot.

Dance Music
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