jouwala collective


Powerful, seductive and playful, Jouwala Collective derives it’s magic from the many layers of influences that make up this sonic mosaic of deeply rooted traditional music and this generations undeniable hunger for groove. At the heart is Ismail Bouzidoune, a Master Gimbre player from Casablanca, Morocco and the creative force leading this band of gifted collaborators. This seamless blending of time-honored Gnawa music with contemporary and global styles creates a full-sensory experience that holds you in a trance one moment and compels you to dance the next. but that’s the magic of Jouwala Collective - they bring it all back home into One sound, tastefully and naturally.

Jouwala Collective has directly supported acts such as:


The Wailers

Dumpster Funk


Pimps Of Joy Time

Jouwala Collective have performed at festivals including:

New Orleans Jazz Fest Late Night Series

Pastor palooza

Passport DC international Festival

Funk Parade

River Rock Festival

TomTom fest

Mad tea party festival

Shade fest

Wanderlust Festival

Shack up

Some Kind Of Jam

Jouwala Collective have performed at venues such as:

The National-Richmond VA

Arleen's grocery- NYC

Metropole collective- Harrisburg PA

MilkBoy Arthouse College Park MD

The southern- Charlottesville VA

One Stop- Ashville NC

The 8x10- Baltimore MD

Gypsy Sallys-DC

Dog Fish Head-Delaware MD

The howling wolf- New Orleans LA

The Purple fiddle- WV

Jouwala Collective has been mentioned in media such as:

New Orleans Jazz fest grids

Style magazine

Urban pace Washington DC

Rva magazine

C-VILLE weekly

Broad way world

Asheville music

Daily progress

The cavalier daily

Live for live music

Jamwich magazine


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