Rebop Kwaku Baah was a Ghanaian percussionist most famous for his work with Traffic (1971-74) and Can (1977-79). This weird album was recorded in Morocco in November 1976 with gnawa musicians Abdellcada Zef Zef (guembri), Mohamed Ben Hamou Saidi (guembri), Abdella el Hilalli (percussion), and the Ganoua Ensemble on backing vocals. Rebop's great conga playing works well with the gnawa music, and highlights the fact that this Moroccan trance music is not a fixed, static tradition, but a constantly evolving hybrid form. Though I don't like this as much as the Mahmoud Guenya album that I posted last month, it's still well worth a listen.
Rif Zef Zef
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