Maalem Mohamed KOUYOUDar Loubane
Born in 1957, Maâlem Mohamed Kouyou was versed into the art of Gnaoua by his mother. After her death, the maâlem Moulay Hassan continued the young boy’s training under his tutelage. Gifted and passionate, Kouyou earned the title of maâlem for himself in 1980 in Marrakech, then went on to create his own group. He has since toured in Morocco and abroad, including a year-long series of performances in the United States.