Essaouira - Every summer, the hippies and bohemians of Morocco flock to the small coastal town of Essaouira for the Gnaoua and World Music Festival, drawn by the promise of a life free of social constraints.

A musical portrait. Essouaira Gnaoua and World Festival
Photo credit: Ayman Abdelilah
Amira El Masaiti is a Morocco World News correspondent in Rabat.