NAYDA ! Bab L’ Bluz
Bab L’ Bluz are reclaiming the blues for North Africa. Fronted by an African-Moroccan woman in a traditionally male role, the band are devoted to a revolution in attitude which dovetails with Morocco’s ‘nayda’ youth movement – a new wave of artists and musicians taking their cues from local heritage, singing words of freedom in the Moroccan-Arabic dialect of darija. Ancient and current, funky and rhythmic, buoyed by Arabic lyrics, soaring vocals and bass-heavy grooves, Nayda! seems to pulse from the heart of the Maghreb.
Think old-school Gnawa meets funk. Moroccan chaabi meets trance. The sung poetry of Mauritania meets the deep spiritual cry of the blues. Imagine ninja-style flute, propulsive drums and percussion including spiralling metal qraqeb castanets. Wrap it all up in the turned-on-tuned-in psych rock grooves of such countercultural heroes as Santana, Jefferson Airplane and Nass El Ghiwane, Morocco’s very own Rolling Stones.
“I fell in love with the trance grooves of Gnawa music and took up singing Gnawa-style at home and with friends. There was resistance at first because I was female. Over the last decade or so things have slowly changed."
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’La musique du gnawa est née dans la souffrance des esclaves. C’est la base, c’est quelque chose de vrai.’
#LINER_NOTES No.11: Gabacho Maroconnection engages #Morocco’s ‘African’ identity through #Gnawa music
Jazz music festivals in Morocco have typically promoted the Andalusian legacy of Morocco’s musical heritage, favoring the refined sounds of Iberia’s Arab and Islamic past to those of Gnawa music—the.....