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Gnawa Electric Laune

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
15-05-2020
Label:
Barcode:
5060609662264
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
TRUCD391
Gnawa Electric Laune
Gnawa Electric Laune

Description

'GNAWA ELECTRIC LAUNE' is the magical collaboration between Moroccan Gnawa-master (maâlem) Rabii Harnoune and Frankfurt electronic producer V.B.Kühl. Recorded at Achim Sauer's 7V-Studio, collectively Rabii Harnoune & V.B. Kühl have produced an LP which represents entirely new territory, building a bridge from old to new, from Africa to Europe, and from to person to person. This melange of traditional North African Gnawa music and modern club sounds results in a fascinating debut, cross-cultural friction which is electric and otherworldly. "Gnawa music was exclusively played by families whose parents came from Sub-Saharan or Central African tribes to Morocco in colonial times" Rabii explains, "it was rare to be able to listen to Gnawa music on radio, so I started to collect rare live recordings". Rabii's mastery at the Guembri, a three-string lute and Gnawa singing (a central aspect to the culture), would lead him to play world-class festivals in Essaouira, Fes, Marrakesh, and Casablanca all spiritual centres for the genre. V.B.Kühl realised his own musical vision and ambition when he inherited his first ghettoblaster (boombox) and bought a four-track recorder: "rhythm is deep in me, and although music is not my profession, the passion never stopped".

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Forest
  3. Yomali
  4. Light Out Night On
  5. Traveller
  6. Soyo
  7. Invitation To Dance
  8. Arabian Echo
  9. Sowiyi
  10. Baniya
  11. Negsha
  12. Zid L'mal
  13. Jalaba
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