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Gnawa Maalem Bleu

Gnawa Maalem Bleu

Call him Sir Master Musician….

Regular price $185.00
  • THE STORY

    He’s the maestro.

    Only after years of study under another master can he lead this group of musicians and dancers.

    Toting his guembri, a three-stringed lute, the other musicians follow his lead playing their large castenet qraqeb, and the ganga drum. Their voices join and blend with the instruments.

    The master sings out to the musicians and audience, and you respond with voice and body to answer his call, swaying to the hypnotic rhythms of the Gnawa song.

    You won’t hear it from his own lips, but call him Mâalem.

  • THE PROCESS
    The phases of bringing the Maalem print to life in linen.
  • THE DETAILS
    Gnawa Maalem Bleu

    Gnawa Maalem Bleu

    Gnawa musicians are led by the master musician, mâalem, portrayed at the center of thi print.

    Robed in blue and holding a traditional drum (ganga), he is flanked by musicians playing the qraqeb, a castanet-like instrument, and two additional musicians on a smaller scale.

    35" x 78"

    100% linen

    Hand-finished sides, raw edges

    Made in Italy

    Dry clean