ELECTRONIC REINVENTION OF ANCIENT NORTH AFRICAN MUSIC
From the ashes of the early defunct soul of Bargou08 emerged the Maghreb-sensation Ammar808.
Ammar808 isTunisian producer Sofyann Ben Youssouf, who arranges traditional North African rhythms on his Roland TR-808 with heavy bass and powerful beats. Together with the mesmerizing vocals of Mehdi Nassouli (a young and very talented gnawa-artist of Moroccan origin), Cheb Hassan Tej (Chaabi singer from Tunisia) and Sofiane Saidi (a celebrated Algerian raï singer) the music resulted in a dark, futuristic and trance-like Maghreb-sound that will, without a doubt, conquer this Summer’sclubs and festivals around the world. Ammar808’s debut album was released in April of this yearon the renowned Glitterbeat-label.
WAAR EN WANNEER
SUN 8 JULY 2018