El Maallem Mahmoud Guinia (المعلم محمود ﯕينيا or المعلم محمود كينيا; also spelled Mahmoud Gania is a musician from Morocco. He has appeared on a number of recordings, most notably with Verve recording The Splendid Master Gnawa Musicians of Morocco.

Maâllem Mahmoud Guinia has put out a number of CDs, where the most famous was recorded by Bill Laswell and Oz Fritz and featured the American saxophone player Pharoah Sanders. Due to misunderstandings his name was spelled “Ghania”, but the true spelling is Gania, which is in the passport and national ID.[citation needed]

Countless films and recordings have been done with this great Maâllem, who is one of the foremost in Morocco today, alongside his two brothers, Maâllem Abdelah Gania and Maâllem Mokhtar Gania, as well as the masters from Marrakesh in the Baqbou family, Maâllem Abdeltif Sidi Amara, the masters from Casablanca, like Hamida Bouzzou and Hamid El Kasri of Rabat.

Edited by tsintskaro on 2 Oct 2010, 11:14

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