The Nights of Ramadan in African colors

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From The Music in Africa site:

An eclectic program with soul, blues, Amazigh, Malian, Moroccan, Congolese… ultimately African sounds! This is what this 15th edition of Nuits du Ramadan is offering, organized by the networks of French Institutes in Morocco.


A virtual edition, health crisis obliges, posted online on the Facebook pages of the 12 Institutes (Casablanca, El Jadida, Essaouira, Fès, Kénitra, Marrakech, Meknes, Oujda, Rabat, Agadir, Tangier and Tetouan) every Thursday at 10 p.m. from April 15. Honoring African roots, the Festival will invite the public to discover artists from the continent of international and national renown, and young emerging artists from the Kingdom.

Starting with the singer-songwriter and performer Jihane Bougrine , who explores in a background of reggae, soul and folk-rock and embellished with touches of favourite local instruments (bendir, 3oud or even derbouka) her states of mind, her madmen laughs, his rants, his madness, his injuries and the colours of his life this Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Burkina Faso-born balafonist Mamadou Diabaté, who comes from a traditional “Jeli” family of musicians who make music and tell stories about the people of Sambla. His virtuosity is remarkable – some say he would have more than two hands. Explicit techniques allow Mamadou Diabaté to play balafon solos, which gives the impression that three balafonists are playing together. It will air on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

On Thursday, April 29, the programmers give carte blanche to the IFM studio. The rehearsal studio made available by the IF of Rabat to professional artists, in the process of professionalization or amateurs, who will present a jam evening.

There is also a new Amazigh scene with the Tarwa N-Tiniri. If the music of Tarwa N-Tiniri conveys the sounds of a nearby desert blues, it also refers to the nomads of the mountains and is aimed more broadly at all the Berber communities scattered in the north of the African continent. Listen to Thursday, May 06, 2021.

Finally, the group  Jupiter and Okwess , the most rock sound of the Congo will present their latest album Lothar on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Jupiter is one of the geniuses hatched in the megalopolis of Kinshasa. His music can be qualified as an experimental trance, mixing Congolese rumba, afrobeat, soul, funk and the sound peculiarities of 450 Congolese ethnic groups.

HuffPost wrote: In the heart of the desert blues

In Morocco, under the stars of the sky of Ouarzazate and on the hot sand of the Sahara, a group of young people decided to create their own band. A group different from all the others, an innovative and unique musical group, Tarwa N-Tiniri.

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