Gnawa London Presents Gnawa Lila / Night of Gnawa

Friday 28th July,  7-11pm, £10

Hosted by Simo Lagnawi at Hive,
This night is part of #PassingCloudsForever

Lilas. Nights of Gnawa A lila is an all-night community gathering with Gnawa spiritual music that involves a sacrifice of some kind—a rooster, sheep, or even a cow—and a whole order of sections of songs that have call-and-response singing and in which participants go into a trance. Each city has its own order of songs for a lila. Once it gets into the sacred part of the music there are seven colors, each of which has its own repertoire of songs that deal with a certain element or spirit. It’s community music, led by a maalem who makes sure not to skip any songs that are important to specific people within the community.

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Trance spuritual shamanic drumes & Meditation sounds by Master Simo Lagnawi In the last year Simo was nominated for 2 SONGLINES awards for 2014 BEST NEWCOMER, and BEST ARTIST.

His Solo Debut Album ‘Gnawa London’ released on Waulk records was featured in Songlines magazine as one of their ‘Top of the World Albums’ last September.
He was a winner of one of the World Music network battle of the bands competition. Last Summer Simo performed on the BBC3 Late Junction Stage at Latitude Festival with his band Electric Jalaba. They also performed at Rhythm Tree Festival, ‘Re Re Riga’ festival Latvia, Bestival, and the Smugglers Festival in Kent.