HAMADCHA SUFI TARIQA OF ESSAOUIRA (MA)
Saturday 07.07.12 - 02:45 - Gloria
Every Sunday you can get cured by the music brotherhood of Hamadcha Sufi Tariqa in the Moroccan port town Essaouira.
In the town’s ancient medina the locals gather to obtain a purifying trance by the force of the music or maybe even by the help of Allah. An equivalent magical experience is now taking place at Roskilde Festival.
With their Arabian oboes, exotic minor scales and persistent percussion rhythms the Moroccans create a unique space that is both timeless and drags you down through the centuries. The roots of this music reach more than 500 years back in time and are part of the mystic and poetic sufi tradition of Islam.
Band schedule is ready in May
Roskilde Festival releases the time schedule in May, if everything works out at least somewhat according to plan.
We don’t do it until then to make the best schedule possible for our audience. When we, for various reasons, are forced to make changes late in the process, we have a better chance at putting together a programme that considers both the spreading of genres, the performer's touring plans and safety at the festival.