Majid Bekkas studied at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Rabat and learnt Gnaoua music through the teachings of the master Ba Houmane. Gnaoua came originally from West Africa, the cradle of the Blues, and were deported along with the slaves to Morocco. Bekkas started in the 80s to combine Jazz & Blues with different Moroccan music styles. Since then, he performed with his own band as well as with famous artists such as Joachim Kühn, Archie Shepp, Bassekou Kouyate, Klaus Doldinger and Louis Sclavis around the world.
Photo Majid Bekkas by Omar-Mhammedi