Essaouira is most famous for the Gnaoua music festival but also for Sufi music by Hmadcha. There are also in the springtime "The Printemps Musical des Alizes" and in the autumn "Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques"
The Gnaoua festival
is held the 14th - 17th May 2015
Moroccan couple dancing Billy Jean
(Michel Jackson )
(Pic with link to MadeinMedina Essaouira)
The 9th Festival of the Atlantic Andalusias
November 1 -4 in Essaouira
Le Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques
Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques 2016
Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques 2015
Program 2015 here
Festival Hadra Feminine et Musiques de transe
Printemps Musical des Alizés - 15ème édition
Festival des Alizés
24 -27 avril April 2014
A pioneer festival ,a recognized event in Morocco today as the most demanding and more creative in its programming.
The Festival des Alizés is held annually
in April since the spring of 2001. The concerts are free, the
artists perform on two stages, one outdoor and one in Dar
It is organized by the Fondation des Alizés in collaboration with the Association Essaouira Mogador.
This musical event make Essaouira vibrates to the rhythm of symphonies
played by experienced musicians.
The Festival des Alizés
2014 (External link)
The 10th edition of the Festival of Atlantic Andalusia (Le Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques
2013) is held
from 31 October to 3 November 2013.
....will be the most emblematic of Moroccan heritage in all its diversity and richness, especially its Arab, Muslim and Jewish components, organizers said...