This Gnawa musician is playing a plucked lute called gumbri, a three-stringed bass instrument. Gnawa origin from West-Africa. They try to earn some money by performing music for passing tourists in Rabat, Morocco.
Gnawa music is a mixture of sub-Saharan African, Berber, and Arabic religious songs and rhythms. Many Gnawa groups combines music and acrobatic dancing. Nowadays the practice of Gnawa music is concentrated in north Africa, mainly Morocco.
Clip by http://www.MatthijsBlonk.nl – 2010