|Elhakim, Majmouat Abde / Direct From the Djma Al Fna|
|Album:||Direct From the Djma Al Fna||Collection:||World|
|Artist:||Elhakim, Majmouat Abde||Added:||Apr 2004|
|Label:||Post World Industries|
|Add Date:||2004-09-20||Pull Date:||2004-11-21||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||Nov 14||Nov 7||Oct 24||Oct 10|
|1.||Nov 11, 2004:||sun in libra, moon in pisces |
|3.||Oct 21, 2004:||Sun in Libra Moon in Pisces |
|2.||Nov 05, 2004:||Still No Cover, No Minimum |
Ash Dani/Kily Joly
|4.||Oct 08, 2004:||No Cover No Minimum - "What's This Button Do?" |
Allash Allash/Ahua Lik
MAJMOUÂT ABDE ELHAKIM – “Direct from the Djma al Fna”|
Postworld Industries, 2004
This percussion & vocal quintet plays nightly in Marrakesh’s Djma al Fna plaza, hustling for change and laying down some incredible North African grooves with raw, gravelly call and response vocals that a bluesman would describe as “tuff”. Studio tracks (2,4,5,7,9) alternate with recordings of the plaza itself, which are just awseome. It’s all good; check it out!
Fo’s picks: 2, 3, 9
3, 6, 8 – live recordings mix mad music, talk, and laughter – lots of fun, only about 2 minutes each. #3 is the best of these.
2, 4, 5, 7, 9 – studio tracks, all similar: start medium/uptempo and gradually get faster, call and response vocals. Last minute or two has a different rhythm & lyric, ending in a celebratory freakout. #5 starts in the street, then comes indoors; #9 is short (2 minutes).
10. 17:15 – outdoor music for 5 minutes, yelling for 1 minute, 5 minutes of silence, then “hidden” track with backwards & reverb effects
[ Fo ] – 9/7/2004
|2.||Allash Allash/Ahua Lik||7.||Ana Radi/Alatif Alatif|
|4.||Ash Dani/Kily Joly||9.||Allala|
|5.||Lawah Lawah/Ikeescuz Me||10.||Live|