Maleem Mahmoud Ghania
Brother of Maâlem Abdallah Guinéa and Maâlem Mokhtar Gania, father of Maalem Houssam Guinia
Guinia (also spelled Guinéa, Guinea, Gania or Khania) was born in 1951 in the city Essaouira on the Atlantic coast. He is the second son of the master of Gnawa music, Maâllem Boubker Guinia (1927–2000) and the famous clairvoyant and "moqaddema" A'isha Qabral. His brothers Mokhtar Guinia and Abdellah Guinia are gnawa Maâllems too, and their sister Zaida is another moqqaddema.