Maalem Said OUGHESSALScène Moulay Hassan
Maâlem Saïd Oughessal was born in Casablanca in 1964 into a family steeped in the Gnaoui musical tradition. A veritable virtuoso on the guembri, Maâlem Oughessal has played on many stages in Morocco and abroad. He now lives in Madrid, and has collaborated with many distinguished artists, including the celebrated jazzman Randy Weston, saxophonist Jorge Pardo, and Rubem Dantas, the percussionist who accompanies Paco de Lucia. He has appeared often at the Gnaoua and World Music Festival.