Fri, 26 April 19
Hassan Hakmoun and his band take the ancient Moroccan musical tradition and update it with an upfront vitality. What results is part of the story of Gnawa which began as a music that spread from West Africa, the Sudan, and the Southern Sahara through centuries of migration until it reached Morocco.
Hassan’s music is rooted in his playing of the sintir, the Moroccan three-stringed bass, and many of his songs have the Gnawa’s timeless, nomadic quality.
The gift of the Gnawa contains shamanic powers which can heal, dispel evil, and mediate in the spirit world. Through the Gnawa’s intervention, the spirits of the ancestors can return to guide, advise and give strength to the living.
Primal Moroccan trance traditions collide with psychedelic New York rock and London dance grooves. What results is part of the on-going story of Gnawa music, which spread from West Africa, the Sudan, and the Southern Sahara through centuries of migration until it reached Morocco.
This album is the second of two volumes of music culled from the legendary Real World Recording Weeks of 1991 and 1992. It features fascinating musical encounters between established and lesser-known artists from across the world.
Long Way Down was conceived as an adventure and as an eye-opening experience on an amazing continent: Africa. Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman hit the road on an epic motorcycle adventure which Real World proudly soundtracks with the careful selection of music from our far-reaching catalogue.
Fri, 26 April 19
The single precedes an upcoming European tour and a new album in Autumn 2019
Fri, 03 May 19
WOMAD Select was a series of recordings capturing unique artists from across the world in performanc...
Fri, 21 June 19
A brief introduction to the music of the Sufi mystics.
Wed, 06 March 19