A very pleasant surprise came into my inbox today. From Azu Tiwaline’s Bandcamp site: Azu Tiwaline : It’s a new name for a new spirit. The one of a producer willing to find a new sound in her origins which take root in the Sahara and El Djerid region in the south of Tunisia. A sound from […]
April 5 will be a big day in this house, as the French-Tunisian troupe Ifriqiyya Électrique will be dropping a new album. Bandcamp Daily’s Catalina Maria Johnson does a fine job prepping us for this momentous event. To be honest, I’m surprised more music isn’t coming from Tunis, a place which has a rich musical […]
There seems to be an explosion of bands from the Tuareg regions and North Africa in general these days. Bargou 08 hail from the Tunisian side of the Bargou Valley region which sits on the border with Algeria. They are a modernized version of local traditional music, from what I understand. Very impressive.
A gorgeous fusion of North African folk, jazz and traditional music by Tunisian oudist Anouar Brahem, recoding here for ECM Records.
While working as a buyer at Aron’s Records in Hollywood during my youth, I came across ECM Records. Up until then, the only thing I had ever heard off of the label was Keith Jarrett’s The Köln Concert. As I was able to listen to promo versions of new releases, I came across Anouar Brahem, […]