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Artist:
Bab L' Bluz

Swaken: CD

£11.99

Release date: 10 May, 2024

Swaken is the second album by Moroccan-French power quartet Bab L’ Bluz and the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut ‘Nayda!’ The album was recorded at Real World Studios and built on the song-writing, arrangements and production prowess of band members Yousra Mansour and Brice Bottin.

‘Swaken’, in Darija meaning ‘possession,’ evolves to describe spirits haunting humans. Sometimes associated with a transcendent musical experience, it implies a deep connection with music, surpassing simple ‘trance’ with highly agitated body movements. In Chaabi music, Swaken goes beyond our dimension, potentially leading to the loss of control over the body and mind, delving into a depth similar to the Lilas of the Gnaoua (a ceremony of song, music, dance, costume and incense that takes place over the course of an entire night ending at dawn).

Tracklist:

1. Imazighen
2. Wahia Wahia
3. Zaino
4. AmmA
5. Bangoro
6. IWAIWA FUNK
7. Ya Leilo
8. Hezalli
9. Karna
10. Li Maana
11.. Mouja

Label:
Real World
Formats:
CD Album
Cat#:
CDRW259