Moroccan Gnawa music is a fascinating and culturally significant musical tradition that has its origins in the African Gnawa brotherhoods that were brought to Morocco. The music combines African rhythms, Arabic melodies and spiritual chants to create a unique and hypnotic sound experience. Typical of Gnawa are the use of traditional instruments such as the three-stringed gimbri, hand drums and metal bells that create a pulsating rhythm. Gnawa music is often performed during religious ceremonies and festivals to strengthen the connection between body and mind and to put the dancer in a trance-like state. In recent decades, Gnawa music has gained international recognition, inspiring musicians from around the world to create fascinating fusions and creative collaborations.