Last month on 9-14-2014 Boiler Room hosted a special stream event in Marrakech, Morocco featuring spiritual folk musicians playing a style called Gnawa. The featured music ensembles were lead by two Maâlems (master musicians): Mohamed Kouyou & Mahmoud Guinia (who has played and recorded with saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders, saxophonist/clarinetist Peter Brötzmann, and drummer Hamid Drake). Electronic musicians James Holden, Floating Points, Vessel and Biosphere assisted in mixing the live audio of the two bands. Below are videos from two separate sessions and two Boiler Room articles on Gnawa and the experience of the musicians in Marrakech, Morocco.
Exploring Gnawa. [Boiler Room]
BTS: Experiencing Gnawa in Marrakech with James Holden, Floating Points, Vessel and Biosphere. [Boiler Room]
Maalem Mohamed Kouyou Boiler Room Marrakech Live Performance
Maalem Mahmoud Guinia Boiler Room Marrakech Live Performance
Biosphere & Maâlem Mohamed Kouyou Boiler Room Marrakech Live Performance
Maâlem Mahmoud Guinia Boiler Room Marrakech Live Performance
Tags:africa, Electronic, experimental, Folk, Gnawa, Islamic, Maâlems, Mahmoud Guinia, Marrakech, Mohamed Kouyou, Morocco, muslim, World Music