Sunday 22 October 2017
Time: 9pm - 12 midnight
ID: Not Required
Rootmaster presents African Moroccan GNAWA LONDON – Trance spuritual shamanic drumes & Meditation sounds by Ambassador of Gnawa culture in U.K. Maalem Simo Lagnawi.
Since his arrival in the U.K in 2008 he has performed at Glastonbury Festival, V&A, BBC 6Music (Cerys Matthews Show), BBC World Service, British Museum, Leighton House, Larmer tree, Secret garden party, Roundhouse, Ritzy, Rich Mix, Hootananny, Hackney Attik, Passing Clouds, Cecil Sharp House, Shambala, Komedia, Wilderness festival, Boom Town Festival, The Third line Dubai, 5.0 Refuse Kuwait, Film Middle East Now Italy, Tabernacle, Troxy, Momo London and Dubai among many others. Playing traditional Gnawa (sacred trance music from Morocco) and Gnawa Fusion with, Electric Jalaba, Gnawa Griot, and Gnawa Blues Allstars. He performs for ´Live Music Now´ a Charity which bring exceptional music into the lives of under-priviledged people with ´Gnawa Yinga´. Simo continuously pushes new boundaries fusing Gnawa with music from countries such as Gambia, Burkina faso, Senegal, Guinea, Mali, India, Japan, Venezuela, and the Caribbean. He collaborates with the visual artist Hassan Hajjaj, who took the photo on this page, and who has designed his first album cover and photographed him for the new album.