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Pioneer Works presents Gnaoua et Jazz, an evening uniting iconic representatives from the historically linked genres of Jazz and Gnaoua. Featuring two great masters of the Gnaoua tradition, Maâlem Hamid El Kasri and Maâlem Abdesslam Alikane and jazz luminaries led by Grammy award winning drummer Will Calhoun and featuring Marcus Strickland, Marc Cary and Jamaaladeen Tacuma among others — the concert will celebrate the long-standing existence of collaborations between pioneering jazz artists and Gnaoua musicians.

This program is a part of the city-wide celebration for the 20th anniversary of the world-renowned Moroccan Festival Gnaoua et Des Musiques du Monde in Essaouira, Morocco,

This show is presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center, Yerma Gnaoua, and The Festival Gnaoua et Musiques du Monde. This tour is made possible in part by support from OCP and TV5MONDE. Additional support provided by the Moroccan National Office of Tourism.