The Rough Guide To The Music Of Morocco
Enjoy the true sounds of modern Morocco on this compelling Rough Guide. From gnawa to hip hop, funk, rap, and a whole lot more in between, this album includes some of the hottest names on the Moroccan scene right now.
Includes bonus CD by Groupe Mazagan
- Listen Buy MP3 Fnaïre Feat. Salah Edin: Sah Raoui (4:19)
- Listen Buy MP3 Compagnies Musicales Du Tafilalet: Compagnie El Hamri/Ya Rijal L'Bled (8:28)
- Listen Buy MP3 Amira Saqati: El Aloua (5:21)
- Listen Buy MP3 Les Imazighen: Iberdane (6:50)
- Listen Buy MP3 U-Cef: Boolandrix (5:19)
- Listen Buy MP3 Lemchaheb: Moulana (Notre Chant) (5:23)
- Listen Buy MP3 Maalem Said Damir & Gnawa Allstars: Bania Bambara (7:22)
- Listen Buy MP3 H-Kayne: Jil Jdid (4:36)
- Listen Buy MP3 Samy Elmaghribi: Mal Hbibi Malou (6:08)
- Listen Buy MP3 Mazagan: Ya Labess (3:57)
- Listen Buy MP3 Master Musicians Of Joujouka: Mali Mal Hal M'Halmaz (5:47)
- Listen Buy MP3 Abdelillah (3:57)
- Listen Buy MP3 Ayli Ayli (Feat. Outlandish) (4:26)
- Listen Buy MP3 La Vignette (4:21)
- Listen Buy MP3 Atay (3:50)
- Listen Buy MP3 Ya Sidi Chafi (Duo) (4:10)
- Listen Buy MP3 Allah Allah (3:09)
- Listen Buy MP3 Sogui Belati (4:14)
- Listen Buy MP3 Salamo Salam (3:38)
- Listen Buy MP3 Asmae Allah (2:17)
- Listen Buy MP3 Instrumental (3:08)
- Listen Buy MP3 Ayli Ayli (Solo) (4:14)
This exciting Rough Guide 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 country’s distinctive traditional folk music.
Many of the Moroccan musicians, MCs and DJs featured here came of age in the early 2000’s and inspiration from the urban youth styles of the West, especially hip hop and metal. H-Kayne’s song ‘Jil Jdid’ means ‘New Generation’ and fuses hip-hop and street style to bring home a humorous yet portentous message about the delights and dangers of internet addiction among Morocco’s youth. The opening track on the album, ‘Sah Raoui’ 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 ‘Boolandrix’ 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.
Meanwhile the old Morocco is represented here by the efforts of artists such as Samy Elmaghribi, whose meditative track ‘Mal Hbibi Malou’ showcases his classically inspired voice accompanied by a haunting violin and percussion. The Master Musicians of Joujouka can be heard intoning their looping, entrancing traditional flute and drum music on the closing track of this Rough Guide.
Enjoy this dynamic Rough Guide and listen to the sounds Morocco, a relevant, forward-looking and undeniably musically blessed country.