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Thursday 27th January 2022

Cancelled: Bab L' Bluz

— Jam Jar
A percussion-heavy mix of gnawa, funk and psychedelic blues
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Wildtune & The Jam Jar are proud to present: Bab L’Bluz (Morocco/France)

Psychedelic Gnawa Blues to wow and warm us in the depths of Winter.

Thursday 27th January
Bab L’Bluz (Real World Records) + support
The Jam Jar, Bristol

In the words of Bab L’ Bluz frontwoman Yousra Mansour: “More than anything, we’re a rock band.” Instead of guitar and bass, however, the Moroccan/French quartet wield the guembri, a traditional three-stringed lute, while their musical roots lie in the trance-like grooves of Gnawa music, a centuries-old amalgam of ancestral West African traditions with Arab-Muslim and native Berber influences. Staking their own arresting claim on Africa’s map of reclaimed original blues, their fearlessly freewheeling yet tautly focused debut album, 2020’s Nayda!, draws on a global stylistic melting-pot, from US psychedelia to Indian sitar riffs, down’n’dirty funk to classical Arabic poetry.

“A thrilling manifesto of expansive musical invention” ★★★★★ Songlines

Event photos for Bab L' Bluz:

Bab L' Bluz at Jam Jar
Bab L' Bluz in Bristol 2022

Artist Videos:

Bab L' Bluz - Gnawa Beat (live at Institut du Monde Arabe)
Bab L' Bluz - El Gamra (Official Video)
Bab L' Bluz - Africa Manayo (live at Festival L'Boulevard 2019)
Bab L' Bluz - Ila Mata (Official Video)

Artist Audio:

Bab L' Bluz
bandcamp - Bab L' Bluz

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