A message of Peace and Hope to all cultures

Said Mesnaoui

Born into a family of musicians, Saïd Mesnaoui began his musical journey as a child by learning to play percussion. His musical journey led him to a Gnawa master who taught him the technique of the hajhouj, a typical instrument of Gnawa music from southern Morocco.

Saïd Mesnaoui grew up respecting the tradition. He soon learned the music of his Gnawa ancestors by mastering the hajhouj, a traditional three-stringed instrument with a deep and melodious sound. As a humanist, his music is above all an opening onto the world.

His projects reflect his desire to bring together different musical worlds: rock, jazz, blues, reggae and Moroccan rhythms (Ghiwane, Sahraoui, Berber and Gnawa) and various cultures (Canadian, Moroccan and French).

Come and discover his universe: a Gnawa fusion made of spontaneity and musical experimentation. His speech and songs advocate peace, sharing and hope.