Saturday, 11 June 2011
Here is another of the cassettes I picked up in Marrakech recently. This is vintage stuff from Ali Chouhad and Groupe Archach. Beautiful, meditative and poetic Tachelhit music from the Souss region - fantastic banjo going on here and great percussion, if you liked Izenzaren, you'll love this. This one looks like it was first released in the early '80s judging by the fashions on display in the cover photograph.
I posted a more recent cd by this group some time ago, and that one is wonderful too.
Here's some fantastic archive footage of the band in action to whet your appetite:
Archache "Agharas issoutln orass nzdar" by titrit_2
Side One: Ash-Shabab / Arja f-Llahi
Side Two: Temment Noujdik / Alili war l-Khayr
In the meanwhile, get it HERE.