Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Maxwell Hannibal | Newark, NJ | 03/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This record shows Jil Jilala in their late 80's/early 90's phase. This period shined by having the presence of Mohamed Derham within the band, but it disappointed by using electronic drums and percussions in the music. Although they still sound like traditional Moroccan acoustic drums (bendir, tbila, daadou' and taarija), them being always in time and always producing the same sound just adds that "fake factor" to the music. Other than that, the music really lives up to the name of Jil Jilala. I will not go into a song-by-song analysis, but Nour el Anouar, Salam Alaykoum, Ya Man Aana and El Mizane are great standouts, even comparable to their glorious legacy of the past. Unfortunately, after this period, Derhem left and the compositional skills of the band dropped down considerably.
Great CD, get it now!!!"