This last October, Parallells, Maalem Omar Hayat and his crotales players performed a unique show combining Gnawa music infused with electronic music. It came about as an initiative from Moga Festival called Moga Creation. Creating bridges between tradition and modernity, perpetuating the heritage of Essaouira, a city of mixed cultures,highlighting local creativity and hospitality, this project is what Moga Creation aims for. Parallells rehearsed in the middle of Essaouira’s Medina, in a sacred place where the synergies were shivering when electronic music met traditional Gnawa’s rhythm and culture. After 3 days together, they played this memorable live at Moga Festival, a performance forever engraved in many people’s hearts.
This is a fantastic way to launch this new video series which will breakdown borders between music, culture and people all over the world.
Filmed and Edited by Arnaud Moro
Music and Staring by Parallells & Omar Hayat