Hassan Hakmoun

Hassan Hakmoun
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Hassan Hakmoun during Jam Night at the Ottawa Jazz Festival 2003.
Background information
Native name
حسن حكمون
Born (1963-09-16) September 16, 1963 (age 56)
OriginMarrakech, Morocco
GenresWorld fusion
Gnawa music
Occupation(s)musician, actor, record producer
Instrumentscastanets
vocals
sintir
Years activehttp://www.hassanhakmoun.com/

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.[1]

Early life

Hakmoun was born to a family of musicians[2] 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.[3]

Other Languages
العربية: حسن حكمون
čeština: Hassan Hakmoun
français: Hassan Hakmoun
română: Hassan Hakmoun