Maalem Hassan GUADIRIZaouia Issaoua
One of the most distinguished maâlems of Marrakech, Maâlem Guadiri Hassan was born in the red city in 1952. He has been playing for 55 years! He learned his practice very young, training with the great Maâlem Mbark waled Sidi Amarra. He has played with legendary talents such as Maâlem Simohamed Sam, Maâlem Lmansoum, Maâlem El Aachi Baqbou, Maâlem Abdounabi Lhrab, Maâlem Ahmed Baqbou, Maâlem Hassan Hakmoun, Maâlem Amida Boussou, and Maâlem Abdellatif waled Sidi Amara. He has performed across the globe since the 1970s. His music is infused with a combination of African folk and the Tagnaouite tradition inspired by his ancestors, like Bilal, the slave with the unbelievable voice.