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Genre: gnawa

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Parent Genre: World/Traditional

Gnawa music is a traditional genre originating from Morocco, characterized by the use of the guembri (a three-stringed bass instrument), krakebs (metal castanets), and vocals. It has roots in African and Islamic spiritual traditions and is often associated with trance-like states. Innov Gnawa, Nass El Ghiwane, and Hamid El Kasri are all prominent performers within the genre, known for their unique interpretations and contributions to its evolution.


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Most popular gnawa albums

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Hoba Hoba Spirit
2023
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Gnawa Fusion, Vol. 4
2011
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La Tayass
2017
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Fine ghadi biya khouya
2013
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Jah Gnawi
2013
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Sewaryé gnawa influences
2013
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Soirées Gnawa Neurasys Remaster, Vol. 5
2010
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Gnawa Njoum Experience
2002
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The Fire Within: Gnawa Music of Morocco
2000
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Africa Soyo
2019
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Shock el hal
2012
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Marrakech Undermoon: The Black Album, Vol. 2a
2007
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Avancez l'arrière
2013
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Les Gnawa du Maroc (Ouled El' Abdi)
1995
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Innov Gnawa
2016

gnawa music by decade

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List of gnawa artists

Here is a list of gnawa artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the gnawa genre. You can find out what gnawa genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 36 136638
2 33 62076
3 31 83176
4 31 83342
5 33 11409
6 26 52726
7 24 7151
8 21 9645
9 18 14897
10 22 11760
11 20 554
12 20 2726
13 20 3736
14 20 6677
15 17 1789
16 18 7208
17 19 651
18 19 9428
19 18 1190
20 18 349
21 18 1442
22 17 1823
23 16 6054
24 15 1595
25 13 6463
26 10 15865
27 14 4511
28 14 79
29 11 4219
30 13 3824
31 13 273
32 12 376
33 8 1692
34 11 192
35 11 194
36 11 156
37 8 3334
38 8 1179
39 8 870
40 7 2368
41 7 659
42 7 756
43 6 608
44 6 475
45 4 1134
46 4 877
47 4 337
48 3 399
49 3 201
50 3 333
51 3 554
52 2 79
53 2 141
54 2 259
55 2 922
56 1 84
57 1 287
58 1 264
59 1 389
60 1 102
61 1 650
62 1 365

gnawa playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular gnawa music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.