JOE DRISCOLL + SEKOU KOUYATE – Kora, afrobeat, hip-hop, folk and reggae collaboration, using music as their common language
ELECTRIC JALABA, Morrocan Gnawa UK electronic fusion
CERVO (BANANA HILL) – Afro-electronica & soulful dance music
JOE DRISCOLL + SEKOU KOUYATE
"He doesn't speak any French, and I speak no English... but through music, we understand." -Sekou Kouyate
In the port city of Marseilles, home to many a nomadic soul, Joe Driscoll first met Sekou Kouyate. The two were paired up to collaborate at the French festival 'Nuit Metis' (Nights of Mixed Race), and though they shared no common spoken language, they encountered no obstacles communicating through their music. After a few weeks of improvising and jamming, they had found a spiritual and musical bond of kindred spirits. The resulting album is a mad fusion of afrobeat, hip-hop, folk, and reggae, that defies any simple tags or description.
Eclectic groove adventurers Soundspecies and Moroccan Gnawa Master musician Simo Lagnawi have teamed up to create some deep Psychedelic Space-Age Gnawa. Traditional songs about beautiful, mysterious women, men that divide oceans and armies of soul conquerers weave themselves amongst enormous infectious grooves, analogue effects and warped guitars. The sound of the camel skin Guembri and Lagnawi's impressive vocals will transport you to another world as the band boil relentlessly through a range of beautifully unearthly grooves.
CERVO (BANANA HILL)
Half of music website/promotion/DJ duo Banana Hill, aiming to create a network of musical styles from around the world. Afro-electronica, soulful house & global sounds + much more for your hungry ears.
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