Mustapha Baqbou

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The musical traditions of Morocco's Gnaoua culture have been brought to the international arena by Marrakesh-born percussionist/vocalist Mustapha Baqbou (born: Maalem Mustapha Baqbou). Having launched…
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The musical traditions of Morocco's Gnaoua culture have been brought to the international arena by Marrakesh-born percussionist/vocalist Mustapha Baqbou (born: Maalem Mustapha Baqbou). Having launched his career as a member of influential Moroccan traditional dance band Jil Jilala, Baqbou has become increasingly adventurous. In 1996 he recorded an album, Aisha, with Danish bassist Peter Danstrup that blended Moroccan and Western influences.