Bab L’ Bluz win Songlines Award for Best Fusion Act

Moroccan-French band Bab L' Bluz have been announced as the winners in the Best Fusion category of the annual Songlines Music Awards.

Other artists nominated in the Best Fusion category were DakhaBrakha, Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn, and Lo’Jo. Bab L’ Bluz’s award follows the release of their debut album in June 2020 to widespread acclaim.

The band look forward to resuming their tour later this summer (pending COVID-19 lockdown restrictions) and having the opportunity to present their debut music on an international stage.

Bab L' Bluz - Ila Mata (Official Video)

Featured Release

  • Nayda!

    Bab L’ Bluz

    Released 05 June 2020

    Moroccan-French power quartet, Bab L’ Bluz, reclaim the blues for North Africa. Fronted by an African-Moroccan woman in a traditionally male role, Bab L’ Bluz 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.

By Online Editor

Main image: Yousra Mansour and Brice Bottin from the band Bab L' Bluz. Photo credit: Chaimae Aichouri.

Published on Thu, 13 May 21

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