Early Bird – ELECTRIC JALABA Psychedelic Gnawa //African Rhythms //Driving Electronica
Saturday 17 February
Psychedelic Gnawa //African Rhythms //Driving Electronica
DJ support Adam Isbell ( RACUBAH )
Saturday 17th Febuary
Early birds £10
Electric Jalaba are taking Moroccan Gnawa music to a new dimension
Haunting vocals and driving North African rhythms underpin this remarkable Anglo-Moroccan fusion project, a space-age collaboration between electro-groovers Soundspecies and gnawa master musician Simo Lagnawi that slinks along like the best desert blues yet kicks like the subtlest kind of dub. Pure grooviness.
Traditional songs about colourful spirits, mysterious women, men that divide oceans and armies of conquerors weave themselves among enormous infectious grooves, analogue effects and warped guitars.
Gnawa music (Ar. غْناوة or كْناوة) is a north African repertoire of ancient African spiritual religious songs and rhythms. Its well-preserved heritage combines ritual poetry with traditional music and dancing. The music is performed at lila, entire communal nights of celebration dedicated to prayer and healing guided by the Gnawa maalem, or master musician, and their group of musicians and dancers. Though many of the influences that formed this music can be traced to sub-Saharan West-Africa. and probably originated from Mali, Senegal, Chad, and Nigeria
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