Gnawa Lila Cowrie Jaune
Let’s talk a bit about couture because Gnawa culture isn’t just about the music….
That’s right. It’s not just about the music.There’s also fashion and style to consider. Bright tunics representing the seven colors of the culture. Embroidery stitched onto the tunics forming intricate patterns. Caps perched on the head of each musician, some with tassels that sway in unison with the movements of the body. And a detail you can’t miss are all the cowrie shells adorning the caps and the belts, rat-a-tatting against each other. It’s an ode to Gnawa’s sub-Saharan heritage. Add this visual symphony with the melodic cadences of Gnawa song and it’s a delight for the senses.