2013-04-21 - Master Horseman

One of the main reasons for our visit to Essaouira was to attend the Gnaoua World Music Festival. Aside from the music, one of my favourite parts was the Fantasia, which showcased some spectacular horseman ship and weapon handling. Here is a portrait of one of the riders - I'm not sure if this gentleman had a special rank but he had a real presence about him and during the performances often seemed to be leading the charge.