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Gnawa Home Songs

Le Blues de Tamesloht

Intimate blues from the heart of Africa sung by some of the greatest Moroccan Gnawa voices.

The village of Tamesloht is a holy place in the arid lands south of Marrakesh. In the moonlight, its telluric walls resound with the motto of protective gnawa spirits. Between the call to prayer and the humming of insects, its sound universe is inhabited by Sub-Saharan Africa and age-old migrations. This tribute to the brotherhood's saints is both intimate and transgressive, bearing the healing melodies of their ritual drums and krakebs. "Gnawa home songs" is an exceptional gathering of great soloists (vocals and guembri lute), brought together by Emmanuelle Honorin and Karim Ziad. It features Hamid Kasri and Amlil, from Rabat, H'mida and Hassan Boussou, from Casablanca, and the Merchane family from Marrakesh.

An interpretation of the traditional musical repertoire with :

Hamid Kasri, from Rabat royal Palace
Amida et Hassan Boussou, father and son, from Casablanca
Abdelkebir Merchane and his son, from Marrakech
Abdelkader Amlil from Rabat, a solo guembri legend
Zefzaf from Tanger, dean of disciple-singers in bambara

Collection VOX POPULI


CD - AC 117 - 2007
Harmonia Mundi