This year’s festival is in preparation now. The groups are going around the houses playing. The houses then donate sugar, flour, couscous or money etc. towards the cost of the festival. In the past the villagers would play all the houses between Khamlia and Merzouga but now it’s mostly just Khamlia.

Festival Gnaoua Khamlia takes place from the 3rd to the 5th of AugustĀ 2017. We’ll be posting more here as the time approaches.