Blog September 12, 2017
Ticket Giveaway: Group Doueh with Innov Gnawa
It's a family affair! The World Music Institute presents the husband and wife duo, Group Doueh, at Le Poisson Rouge on Fri. Sept. 29. Band leader Doueh hails from Dakhla in Western Sahara and performs the electric guitar-tinged traditional Sahrawi music with his wife Halima Jakani and friend Bashiri Touballi on vocals, along with the couple's sons El Waar and Hamdan respectively on synth and drums. The music is eclectic and exciting, weaving in pop sounds from the surrounding region, and major and Byzantine scales that keep you on the edge of your seat. In addition, the popular Brooklyn-based group, Innov Gnawa will be opening that evening with Moroccan Gnawa music. Afropop is offering a pair of free tickets  to hear some of the best North African music in New York. All you have to do to enter is sign up for our newsletter here and send an email to with "Group Doueh" in the subject line. If you're already subscribed to our newsletter (thank you!), all you have to do is send an email to That's not all! When you enter the giveaway, you will also automatically enter to win tickets for the film screening of Oulaya's Wedding on Oct. 2 at The New School. This intimate film takes you into the wedding of Doueh and Halima's daughter and the music, customs and ceremonies that define the people of Dakhla in Western Sahara. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Hisham Mayet. You can catch a preview of the film here: Tickets to Group Doueh with Innov Gnawa's performance on Sept. 29 can be found here. Tickets to the film screening of "Oulaya's Wedding" on Oct. 2 can be found here.

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