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Moroccan Trance Music: Jilala & Gnaoua
Moroccan Trance Music
Moroccan Trance Music: Jilala & Gnaoua
Genres: World Music, Pop


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All Artists: Moroccan Trance Music
Title: Moroccan Trance Music: Jilala & Gnaoua
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sub Rosa
Release Date: 8/27/1993
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 017531535826

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One of the best
R. G. Villalobos | Houston, TX United States | 04/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a recording of Jilala and Gnoaua music from Morocco. The CD begins with what sounds like a celebration in the street and all of the ambient sound of the festival becomes part of the musicality of the performance, including loud voices and car horns. What follows is a group of recordings that truly capture this culture's musical genius. The evolving rhythms and melodies invite the listener to explore the musical aesthetics and flavors of Moroccan culture. This music can be disorienting at times. The name "trance music" is appropriate, the circulating and spiraling rhythms can be almost hypnotic. This music will suprise you. I have made a conscious effort to explore Moroccan music and this CD continues to be my favorite. It is an excellent collection of high quality field recordings. There are other CD's that are more popular and might have benefitted from smarter marketing etc. but this recording has to be one of the best. Anyone curious about world music stands a good chance of being converted to the rank of 'enthusiast' after hearing this."