Marmoucha Orchestra & Mehdi Nassouli

Sat Nov 13 2021 at 08:30 pm

Bimhuis | Amsterdam

Marmoucha Orchestra & Mehdi Nassouli
Mesmerizing orchestra welcomes great Moroccan promise, who previously collaborated with Fatoumata Diawara and Herbie Hancock.
The super diverse Marmoucha Orchestra sheds new light on the musical traditions of North Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Special guest during Gnawa Fusion at the BIMHUIS is Mehdi Nassouli, the internationally renowned Moroccan singer and player of the string instrument guembri. He’s seen as the future of gnawa, the hypnotic traditional style which is currently popular with young jazz, reggae and rock musicians.
Especially for Mehdi Nassouli, the Marmoucha Orchestra has developed a repertory including authentic gnawa pieces accompanied by modern orchestral arrangement, as well as gnawa rhythms fusing with jazz and other western styles. Gnawa Fusion is inspired by the Moroccan-Algerian tradition of the lila, a festive ritual where musicians are trying to contact the spirits of their forefathers through hypnotic ensemble playing.
Mehdi Nassouli previously collaborated with, among others, Fatoumata Diawara, Herbie Hancock, Titi Robin en Alpha Blondy.
Avishai Darash piano/arrangements, Maripepa Contreras oboe/arrangements, Antonio Morino Glazkov trumpet, Anton Jakimenko clarinet/bass clarinet, Pablo Martinez trombone, Maria Cristina González flute, André Felipe Lima violin, Julia Rusanovsky violin, Oene van Geel viola, Lucas Stam celloMohamed Ahaddaf Ud, Arin Keshishi bass, Yoran Vroom drums, Jessy Hay guitar, Emad Ghajjou darbuka,
Special Guests: Mehdi Nassouli vocals/guembri/krakeb, Khalid Zahihi vocals/krakebs/dance, Hicham Bilali vocals/krakebs/dance.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Bimhuis, Piet Heinkade 3, Amsterdam, Netherlands


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