Our incredible word master for Sahara Nights is our next feature.
A refreshing and versatile wordsmith that is carving his own niche on the Spoken Word circuit, Dan paints lyrical pictures with fire in his belly and ice on his tongue. Clever wordplay, wry humour and powerful stage presence combine to deliver an insight into the skewed mind of a twisted soul. Drawing influences from Hip Hop to Folk, he traverses political, natural and abstract landscapes in search of answers… but finds only more questions. (Info from Lyrix Organix website)
Today we are featuring another great artist from Sahara Nights
The album has been completely self-produced under the advice of Jorge García and Nico Roca, the percussionist who will be accompanying Suilma at Sahara Nights. Even though not in a very obvious musical way, Suilma is committed to her Saharawi roots and has performed at numerous events in support of her people’s culture and right to self-determination.
We continue with our mini features on the artists participating @ Sahara Nights.
As a singer – with vocal training in jazz, pop and South African singing – Binisa has a distinctive approach to songwriting with compositions originating from melodic use of the bass. Ben and Greg, both also Londoners, have backgrounds in many different styles of music from funk and ska through to hip-hop, jazz and beyond. They have one album on the market,Red Storm, and are working on their next one. (Info from MySpace).
We’re doing mini features of our wonderful artistic line-up @ Sahara Nights. And we’re starting with our headliner, fantastic Saharawi singer and percussionist Aziza Brahim.
Many of her songs are influenced by the breath-taking poetry of her grandmother, Lkhadra Mabruk. Aziza’s new album, Mabruk, which will be released in June, is an homage to her and her great labour as commentator of the 16 years of Saharawi. This is a video of single “La tierra derrama lágrimas.”
Tiris is a Saharawi music and dance sensation from the refugee camps in South West Algeria. Fusing the best of tradition and innovation in a raw and powerful way, they sing of love, loss, and their long struggle and aspirations for independence in their homeland of Western Sahara.
Named after one of the most symbolic and sacred places in the cultural lore of Western Sahara, Tiris is a group of vocalists who perform accompanied by the traditional t’bal drum, the four stringed tidinit, electric guitar and keyboard-synthesizer and accordion. The 8-member strong group accentuates the outstanding voices of young rising star, Mufeed and Shueta, known locally as the “Aretha Franklin” of the Sahara, who has sung for years for the struggle.
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