FLAX Invite

Innov Gnawa

  • In partnership with Zebulon
  • Apr 16 - 17, 2017

Our newest initiative FLAX Invites supports France-based and Southern California Cultural Partners by offering accommodation to artists, curators, and critics who need time in Los Angeles to work on a specific project. And we are thrilled to launch the initiative when we team up with Zebulon, the onetime Brooklyn cafe, bar and concert venue that gave an early platform to TV on the Radio, Sharon Van Etten and scores of lesser-known and woollier outsider acts before it closed in 2012.

Ahead of reopening in L.A. this Spring, Zebulon is presenting two concerts by Innov Gnawa, a musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s venerable gnawa music tradition. Formed in the summer of 2014 by Moroccan expat Samir LanGus, the group draws on the considerable talents and expertise of Hassan Ben Jaafer, a Maâlem, or master gnawa musician, originally from Fes, Morocco. Under the guidance of Ben Jaafer, Innov has delved deep into the roots and rituals of gnawa music and made a big splash in New York. We are thrilled to be hosting them in Los Angeles at the FLAX House.

Sunday, April 16
at Del Monte Speakeasy
Doors + Zebulon DJs at 9 pm / Show at 10 pm
$10 cover, 21 & over
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Monday, April 17
at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Doors at 8pm / Show at 9
Starting from $35
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