Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum – Innov Gnawa

Sunday, June 11, 20173:00pm


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Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum - Innov Gnawa Long Island City New York

Innov Gnawa is a young musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s venerable gnawa music tradition in the heart of New York City. Formed in the summer of 2014 by Moroccan expat Samir LanGus, the group draws on the considerable talents and expertise of Hassan Ben Jaafer, a Maâlem, a master gnawa musician, originally from Fes, Morocco. Hailed by Brooklyn Magazine as one of the “5 Bands You Need to Know in Brooklyn’s Arabic Music Scene”, Innov Gnawa make great use of traditional repertoire, and add their own, contemporary spin with additional African and Latin percussion. 

Performances are free with Museum admission, and seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.