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Les Boukakes / Marra
Album:Marra Collection:World
Artist:Les Boukakes Added:03/2009
Label:(No Label Information) 

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Add Date:2009-04-05 Pull Date:2009-06-07 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:7 Jun31 May24 May17 May10 May3 May26 Apr19 Apr
Airplays:12133432

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 06, 2014:Arabology
Oummi
4.Apr 21, 2011:Hi, Keefak, Ça Va?
Oummi
2.Aug 18, 2013:New World Disorder
Safi
5.Mar 01, 2011:At the Cafe Bohemian
Oummi
3.Jul 09, 2011:New World Disorder
Hammouda
6.Feb 21, 2011:The Lunch Special
Oummi

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-04-06 
Les Boukakes – Marra
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/31/09
Gnawa/Rai-Rock by North African expats in France. This, their second album, seems more modern/rock/reggae and less Rai than their first (in our library), but it’s still an inventive and interesting combination of styles.
All in Arabic – FCCs doubtful. I like 1, 2, 9 and 10 best.
1. 3:15 ***random swingy percussion and low vocals for 25 seconds, then rock guitar and electronic gnawa beat – very cool.
2. 3:13 ***midtempo bluesy groove with keyboards and what sounds like a harmonium of some sort. Funky bit w/ spoken vocals.
3. 2:59 **uptempo spunky reggae.
4. 2:38 downbeat acoustic guitar, very mellow. Bit of electric guitar solo. Way too pretty for my tastes.
5. 2:39 *sort of a Southern blues rock.
6. 3:18 **gnarly gnawa hard rock w/ power chords. Glitchy electronics.
7. 4:26 **hand drums and electric guitar, rather cinematic minor key, slow and large-feeling.
8. 3:32 rather slick folk rock, with a nice little reggae break in the middle.
9. 3:47 ***groovy midtempo gnawa-funk bounce. A bit slick in the production, but an interesting mashup.
10. 3:23 ***gnawa blues, nice simple riff, some slow and dreamy bits.
11. 3:10 **low level intro for 15 seconds, then midtempo reggae with a bit of African blues sound in the bassline.
12. 3:18 *very low-key and relaxed, bluesy. Accordion solo.

Track Listing
1.Hammouda 7.Oummi
2.Safi 8.Amina
3.Marra 9.Koulchi
4.Salam 10.Maddoumi
5.Assaif 11.Kallouha
6.Matselounich 12.Litim