Artist: VA | Album: The Rough Guide To The Music Of Morocco | Released: 2012 | Genre: Ethno, World, Chillout | Duration: 01:45:04
Good news for music freaks - there is a new Rough Guide that takes a fresh look at the Moroccan scene and highlights a whole new generation of hip hop and rock bands, as well as considering the dynamic countryвАЩs distinctive traditional folk music.
Many of the Moroccan musicians, MCs and DJs featured here came of age in the early 2000вАЩs and inspiration from the urban youth styles of the West, especially hip hop and metal.
The opening track on the album, вАШSah RaouiвАЩ a pounding and pumping track by Fnaïre, a group who aptly call their fusion music rap traditionnel. Another modern urban sounds is heard from London based U-Cef. The excellent track вАШBoolandrixвАЩ is the result of an imagined collaboration between Jimi Hendrix and the contemporary gnawa master or maalem, Said Damir. US MC Johnny Biz, aka Bizmatik, adds his contemporary urban flow to the mix.
01 Fnaïre Feat. Salah Edin: Sah Raoui
02 Compagnies Musicales Du Tafilalet: Compagnie El Hamri/Ya Rijal L'bled
03 Amira Saqati: El Aloua
04 Les Imazighen: Iberdane
05 U-Cef: Boolandrix
06 Lemchaheb: Moulana (Notre Chant)
07 Maalem Said Damir & Gnawa Allstars: Bania Bambara
08 H-Kayne: Jil Jdid
09 Samy Elmaghribi: Mal Hbibi Malou
10 Mazagan: Ya Labess
11 Master Musicians Of Joujouka: Mali Mal Hal M'Halmaz
CD2 - Bonus Album by Groupe Mazagan
02 Ayli Ayli (Feat. Outlandish)
03 La Vignette
05 Ya Sidi Chafi (Duo)
06 Allah Allah
07 Sogui Belati
08 Salamo Salam
09 Asmae Allah
11 Ayli Ayli (Solo)