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Simo Lagnawi

Region: North Africa    Genre: North African
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Simo Lagnawi is a Moroccan Gnawa Maalem (master musician) who studied with Gnawa masters in Morocco for over twenty years before moving to London in 2008. Today he is considered the UK's leading guembri (camel-skinned bass instrument) player. Gnawa music consists of a series of spiritual chants, and Simo's music transports his audiences with his high-energy acrobatic dancing combined with his strident vocals, krakebs (metal percussion instruments) and guembri playing. Simo steps beyond the boundaries of traditional Gnawa music with his collaborations (Electric Jalaba & Kamba Band) and original compositions.
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