Maâlem Ahmed BaqbouDar Loubane
In the kingdom of Gnaoua, in Marrakech, the Baqbou hold the reins. Uncle Boujemâa devoted body and soul to the Tagnaouite practice, and shared that passion with his brother Ayachi, who in turn passed along the passion like a soft drug to Mustapha Baqbou and his brother Ahmed. Before he was born, fate had sealed Ahmed’s destiny, a destiny he embraced wholeheartedly.
Ahmed Baqbou worked with the great Maâlems such Ba Ahmed Sassa, El Hachimi Ould Mama, Homan Ould El Ataar, Si Mohamed Ould El Fernatchi, and others. His most recent participation at the Gnaoua and World Music Festival in 2008 provided the venue - a Lila concert at the Zaouia Sidna Bilal - for him to offer Tagnaouite fans a performance in the purest tradition of the art.