Bab L’ Bluz

Bab L’ Bluz are reclaiming the blues for North Africa. Fronted by an African-Moroccan woman in a traditionally male role, the band are devoted to a revolution in attitude which dovetails with Morocco’s ‘nayda’ youth movement – a new wave of artists and musicians taking their cues from local heritage, singing words of freedom in the Moroccan-Arabic dialect of darija. Ancient and current, funky and rhythmic, buoyed by Arabic lyrics, soaring vocals and bass-heavy grooves, Nayda! seems to pulse from the heart of the Maghreb.

Further reading

Daby Touré releases ‘Bilady’, announces expanded edition his album Stereo Spirit

The new version of Stereo Spirit will include three previously unreleased tracks.

Bab L’ Bluz’s Yousra Mansour guests on BBC Music Life podcast

Yousra discusses her creative processes with Derya Yildirim, Hasan Nakhleh, Merve Erdem.

Nayda! Track by Track

Bab L' Bluz frontwoman Yousra Mansour talks us through their debut album.

Late Night Laments: Track by Track

Tim Bowness talks us through the songs on his new album, Late Night Laments.