Night Spirit Masters

by Gnawa Music of Marrakesh

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The Execrable Bede I bought this LP "cold" upon its release, based on Laswell's involvement and the fact that it was recorded live, at night, in the Medina of Marrakesh. My first introduction to Gnawa, i was instantly hooked, and immediately began to obsessively hunt out Gnawa recordings on vinyl and cassette in and around NYC, as well as through catalogs. A personal landmark album. And a hell of an incredible recording, to boot -- Conscious music to release your subconscious...
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released August 30, 2016

Mustapha Baqbou (1,5,6,8): sintir, vocals
Abdelhak Bou Naam (1,4,7,11): darbouka
Said Oughassal (1,2,4,7,9,11): vocals, sintir, oud, drums
Mahjoub El Khalmouss (1,6,8): vocals
Ahmed Hamzaoui (1): vocals
Abdelqader Oughassal (2,4,7,11): vocals, sintir
Abderrahim Oughassal (2,4,7,11): drums
Abdellatif Oughassal (2,4,7,11): qrakech
Abelmar Bou Naam (2): drums
Abdel Kbir Msolom (2,4,7,11): clapping, vocals
Brahim El Belkani (3,10): sintir, vocals, drums
Abbes Larfaoui (3): drums
Mahjoub Jaffer (3): drums
Samir Zougari (4,7,11): clapping
Aziz Radi (4,7,11): clapping, vocals
Mohammed Mslomi (4,7,11): vocals, clapping
Hassan Zougari (4,7): clapping, vocals
Abdenbi Binizi (4,7,11) : clapping,vocals
Ahmed Mamzaoi (5): shaker
Abdel Kbir Mershan (6,8): sintir, vocals
Mbarrek Ben Othane (6): vocals
Mohammed Qrifli (8): vocals
Said Fafy (9): drums
Mahjoub Methoum (10): qrakech, vocals
Rachid El Belkani (10): clapping

Recorded by Billy Youdelman in the Medina of Marrakesh, Morocco on
an Akai ADAM Digital 12 Track
Mixed by Bruce Calder at Soundtrack, NY
Assistant engineer: Mike Fossenkemper
Produced by Bill Laswell and Richard Horowitz
Coordination and Production Assistance: Nicky Skopelitis
Mastered at Masterdisk by Howie Weinberg

artwork by Yoko Yamabe @ Randesign

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