Maalem Tarik AIT HMITTIScène Moulay Hassan
Ait Hmitti Tariq was born on February 23rd, 1982, in the old walled city of Marrakech. He grew up at the heart of family deeply connected artistically to the Gnaoua tradition, which was transmitted from father to son. Both his grandfather and father bore the title of M’qedmin Gnaoua. His artistic career began in 1998, under the tutelage of his father and other masters, notably Maâlem Mustapha Baqbou and Maâlem Abdelkbir Merchan. He has continued to work with maâlems inside and outside of Morocco, and this diligence sets him apart. Widely known as “Hmitti”, he has experimented with the fusion of Gnaoua with western rhythms like electro since 2011, and has participated in many Festivals and events in Morocco and abroad.