Hind Ennaira

Guembri Player

Essaouira, Morocco

Hind Ennaira is an Essaouira-based gnawa musician and guembri player. She has performed at festivals and shows with a number of gnawa masters including Abdenbi El Gadari, Aziz Bakbou, Hassan Boussou, Aziz Sahmaoui and the late Abdessalam “Kardan” Wassif, and started Meriem Band, a musical group that fuses traditional and modern instruments. Working in a genre that has been performed by only men for generations, Hind is focused on disseminating ‘female gnawa,’ in an effort to empower Arab women.