Maalem Aziz BAQBOUZaouia Issaoua
Born in 1962, Maâlem Aziz Baqbou is the brother of Maâlems Mustapha and Ahmed Baqbou as well as the son of Maâlem El Ayachi Baqbou, who dutifully transmitted the Gnaoui art and heritage in its purest tradition to his three sons. Maâlem Aziz Baqbou has toured many times abroad, from the Netherlands to Saudi Arabia, and has participated regularly – solo and in fusion - at the Gnaoua Festival. One of his better known, and deeply spiritual performances was a fusion concert with malhoun songstress Majda Yahyaoui in 2013 at Borj Bab Marrakech. Another memorable moment was the rhythm performance with “the white Gnaoui” Jauk, in 2015.