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(le) poisson rouge

(le) poisson rouge

Sep 29th 2017 @ Le Poisson Rouge

New York, NY
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Group Doueh with Innov Gnawa at (le) poisson rouge
Friday, September 29th, 2017
6:30 PM
The legendary Group Doueh was founded in the 1980s and has been playing in and around their native Dakhla, the capital of the Morrocan administrative region Dakla-Oued Ed-Dahad in the Western Sahara, ever since. Doueh, their founder and leader, is a master on the electric guitar. His sound is distorted, loud and unhinged, with an impressive display of virtuosity and style. Group Doueh has a powerful presence in their live performances, entrancing their audiences with their raw and unfiltered Saharawi music from the former colonial Spanish outpost of the Western Sahara. With Doueh’s electric guitar brilliance and the soaring vocal interplay of his wife Halima Jakani and friend Bashiri Touballi, Group Doueh powerfully performs songs from the sung poetry of the Hassania language. Their homeland Dakhla is the capital of the Morrocan administrative region Dakla-Oued Ed-Dahad Opening for Group Doueh will be Innov Gnawa, a local young musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s venerable gnawa music tradition in NYC. “Snaking, mesmeric guitar playing … Doueh and family made the entire room glow with folk chants and electrified stomps.” – Spin This concert is part of World Music Institute’s Desert Blues Series. Be sure to check out a screening (and Q&A with the director) of the documentary Oulaya's Wedding on Monday, October 2 – 7pm at the New School. Group Doueh invited their label Sublime Frequencies to the wedding of their daughter Oulaya. This documentary provides a unique glimpse into the lives of people living in Dakhla, their thoughts, their music, their homes, ceremonies, and parties! An absolutely beautiful documentary, rich and intimate. For more info on World Music Institute >> Sign up for our newsletter >> Follow on Twitter >> @WMInyc Instagram >> @worldmusicinstitute