DISTRO ITEM: Maghreb Sharit Mix No​.​4 - Gimbri Special (Excavation Series 6)

by Natalia Beylis & Willie Stewart

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*UK/EURO ORDERS ONLY PLEASE* This item is a 'Distro' item, originally released through Power Moves Library. The artist and label have requested that this item be only made available to UK/EU customers via Crow Versus Crow.

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The sixth instalment of the Power Moves Library's 'Excavation Series' comes in the form of a mix of Gimbri-focused Moroccan music sourced and compiled by Natalia Beylis and Willie Stewart (of the excellent Irish psych-improv group Woven Skull) from their private stash.

The two often travel to Morocco and when visiting it’s expert digging and we're lucky enough to reap the rewards here.

Sometimes rough, sometimes crackly, all of the time with that radical tape vibe, the pieces included in this mix are incredible. The languid and snaky flow of the gimbri and the wild rhythms present, the group chanting and singing, the pacing and repetitions too, this is heavy folk music, deep and intense and despite the sorrow-filled haunting blues in a few of the numbers, it’s joyful and full of life and overflowing with passion. A truly beautiful music.

Maghreb Sharit Mix: Gimbri/Guembri/Sintir/Guinbri Special

Side A
Groupe Al Hassania Des Gnawa
Muaalim Hamoodi
Abderrazak Hadir (El Hader Adberazek)

Side B
Gnaoua Ganafo
El Moukhtar & Zaida Kania
Maalam Soudani
Hassan Idbassaid

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released May 23, 2017

Compilation and photographs by Natalia Beylis and Willie Stewart.

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