Saturday 2 March 07:30pm

Innov Gnawa


6:30pm doors • 7:30pm show


National Sawdust 2018-2019 Artists-in-Residence Innov Gnawa bring traditional Moroccan gnawa music to the heart of New York City, leading audiences on a raw, hypnotic journey.

Gnawa, a traditional form of spiritual trance music, has captivated artists from Paul Bowles to Jimi Hendrix. The Grammy-nominated Innov Gnawa ensemble will offer a rare immersive gnawa ritual, steeped in mystical traditions but freshly updated for a changing world. Don’t miss your chance to lose yourself in this unique sound, played on instruments found nowhere else on earth.

This program is supported by the Fresh Sound Foundation.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.