Nayda! by Bab L’ Bluz now available on CD & Vinyl

Nayda! by Bab L' Bluz is now available on CD & Vinyl. Moroccan-French four-piece, 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.

Here is some of the great press that has been coming in for the album over the last few weeks:

“Healing music for troubled times” 
★★★★ The Arts Desk

“A blast of low, guttural guembri, thumping drums with a slight stutter to the rhythm, a hint of overblown flute and sharp ululation.” 
★★★★ Financial Times

“Raised consciousness guembri grooves and psych blues”
★★★★ MOJO

“Bab L’ Bluz se place d’emblée au sommet des expériences les plus abouties de fusion entre les mondes musicaux gnaoua et occidental.” 
Le Monde

“Un laboratoire ultra créatif où on mélange un funk hybride qui parlerait au pschédelisme.” 
France Inter

Purchase the album now

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

Published on Fri, 24 July 20

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