The University of Iowa
Photo: Karim Tibari

Hoba Hoba Spirit

Nonstudent $21 at the door
College student $10
Senior Citizen $21 at the door
Youth $10
Friday, September 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Tickets sales at the door are available on site at CSPS Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m.


Hoba Hoba Spirit calls its fusion music “Hayha,” but you might call it “Moroccan-roll.” Blending rock, reggae, and Gnawa (African Islamic spiritual songs), the band sings in the Arabic dialect Darija, French, and English, reflecting the hopes and concerns of young Moroccans.

Hoba Hoba Spirit
Reda Allali, guitar and vocals
Anouar Zehouani, guitar
Adil Hanine, drums
Saad Bouidi, bass
Othman Hmimar, vocals and percussion
Abdessamad Bourhim, guitar

A collaboration with Legion Arts.

Sixty to 90 minutes, with no intermission.

<p>Hoba Hoba Spirit will be in residence for a week in Iowa City, talking to a number of university classes, visiting the Wednesday night Farmers Market, and experiencing cultural life in Iowa City.</p>

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Paris Sissel in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at