I’ve been asked to take part in a dance concept video which pays respect to African heritage and cultures from different parts, and I’ve chosen to do gnaoua (or gnawa) from Morocco.
I’m researching the dance styles used in gnaoua music and it looks sooo similar house dance ahaha wtf. I wonder if House originates from Africa too?
Since house music was created by African-Americans, and much of our culture is West African in origin…it makes sense. They share that musical link in common. :)
I never got a chance to write about my experience in the Sahara desert but one of the highlights of it was my introduction to the Gnawa people of Morocco. I had the opportunity to meet them, learn about their history, their music, and their sorrow and it had to be one of the most heartbreaking realizations of my life.
I am not unfamiliar with the concept of putting one’s sorrow into song, or more…