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A Mini Gnawa Festival in East London! Simo Lagnawi The UK's leading Guembri player and Gnawa Master will lead you on a spiritual journey into the World of Gnawa culture, from Traditional through fusions of different styles. There will be DJ sets by Henry Keen and Family Atlantica. 

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