Gift of the gnawa

Hassan Hakmoun (performer), Adam Rudolph (performer)
Gift of the gnawa
Hassan Hakmoun Adam Rudolph
Blue Flame, 2000
1 cd
Playing time
0018964057121 0743217030124

About Hassan Hakmoun

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Hassan Hakmoun (Arabic: حسن حكمون‎) (born September 16, 1963) is a New York City-based Moroccan musician. He specializes in the Gnawa style. He is currently married to Chikako Iwahori.

Early life

Hakmoun was born to a family of musicians who introduced him to the musical world of the Gnawa. By age four, he performed alongside great masters of the Gnawa all over Morocco (including king of the Gnawa genre, master Sam) and in Casablanca for Lila. His mother is known throughout the city as a mystic healer. At the age of fourteen he became Master of Gnawa music.

Personal life

In June 2002, Hakmoun married fellow musician Paula Cole, whom he had met on the Peter Gabriel “Secret World Live” tour in 1994. The couple divorced in 2007. They have one daughter, Sky, who was born in 2002.


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