What is it about?

I look at the different cultural festivals in which Morocco and Algeria perform Pan-Africanism. These festivals include the Essaouira Gnawa Music Festival, Tijāniyya gatherings and other festival with Pan-Africanist dimensions.

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Why is it important?

It sheds new light on the changes that Morocco and Algeria brought to Pan-Africanism, especially in its Islamizing aspect.


This article will illuminate how Pan-Africanism is reincarnated through Islam and religious practices that would have been considered reactionary in the past.

Brahim El Guabli
Williams College

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This page is a summary of: Refiguring Pan-Africanism Through Algerian–Moroccan Competitive Festivals, Interventions, July 2018, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/1369801x.2018.1487327.
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