Maalem AmlilDar Loubane
Rabat native Abdelkader Amlil - aka Maâlem Abdelkader – is a singer, musician, and master of the Gnaoui art. Esteemed as a guembri virtuoso, he has proven himself alongside great Gnaoua masters such as Oulad Abdenbi and H’mida Boussou. He has participated in countless national and international events, including the “Winter Sounds” Festival in Paris. As the leader of the music group he created, Maâlem Abdelkader Amlil has also played the guembri in the Gnaoua blues style with the Majid Bekkas group. A regular at the Gnaoua and World Music Festival for many years, Abdelkader Amlil has often appeared here in intimist, traditional acoustic Lila concerts, and in 2007 he joined an Argentinian percussion duo for a memorable fusion performance.