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Night Spirit Masters
Gnawa Music of Marrakesh
Night Spirit Masters
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop
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CD Details

All Artists: Gnawa Music of Marrakesh
Title: Night Spirit Masters
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Axiom
Release Date: 9/24/1991
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Africa, By Decade, 1990s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731451014727, 731451014741

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Probably one of the finest CD's I own
Example: Mark Twain | optional | 03/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like Gnawa music, I highly recommend this CD. It's a shame that it's out of print, but finding & purchasing a good used copy is well worth the trouble. I'm surprised that one reviwer said the music was tainted with "western"-ization; that's often one of my own complaints, but in this case I really don't see it as appropriate. Granted, I've never been to Morocco & heard the music 1st hand, but based on the other Gnawa albums I've heard, this seems quite authentic, not to mention superbly done. The songs are wonderfully performed, and the sound quality is excellent, way above par: the instruments and vocals sound clear and distinct, but not phoney or stiff -- there's no artificial reverb or compressed-sounding stuff going on. It just sounds like master Gnawa musicians performing traditional Gnawa music. This is certainly a gem in my CD collection, I'm really glad to have it."
Mystical, Timeless, and Heavy Duty!
ideas102 | Appalachia, USA | 05/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"... Perhaps he is right. REAL Gnawa is played by peasants in huts in Morrocco with goats in the background. So if you can't go to Morrocco, I guess you're going to have to settle for an actual RECORDING of some Gnawa music.If you are some kind of Touareg/"Berber" snob then this might disappoint you, unless you enjoy something called "dancing" or perhaps even "immersive musical experiences."With tribal topics (such as ritualized circumcision) and masterful polyrhythms, you can feel the embers leaping around you as this album progresses. ...I've been crawling the net for months looking for this album. Up till now it was out of stock ... GET IT WHILE IT LASTS."
Must Have
Walter New | LA | 10/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Don't listen to what the other reviewer said, this CD is amazing, it received 4 stars in Rolling Stone when it came out in '91. I've purchased multiple copies of this disc, it is the most likely CD I have along with Abbey Road and Tango Zero Hour to get stolen at parties. The recording is very clean by Hollywood audiofile Biily Yodelman . Just buy it, you'll love it."