Les Filles de Illighadad come from a remote Sahara village in Niger and produce subtly grooving desert blues with guitars and gourds. Asmâa Hamzaoui and her group Bnat Timbouktou are a sensation in Moroccan gnawa music.
Traditionally, women play a major role in the Touareg trance of Les Filles de Illighadad, though they seldom show it to the outside world. This does not apply to Asmâa Hamzaoui: the spiritually charged gnawa is usually played by men. But Hamzaoui, daughter of a malaam (master musician), picked up the three-stringed gimbri (bass) at a young age already and has now conquered the hearts of many gnawa enthusiasts. Her debut album is expected in 2019.
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This concert is part of the Minimal Music Festival. You can purchase your tickets at the box office of the Muziekgebouw and of course online. Buy 3 or more festival concerts and get discount up to 35%. Click here for more information about the discounts.
Les Filles de Illighadad:
Fatou seidi Gali guitar/vocals, Alamanou Akirwini vocals/backing, Fitimata Ahmadelher guitar/vocals/Halabash drum, Abdoulaye madassane Alkika guitar
Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou:
Asmaa Hamzaoui vocals/guembri, Lamgammah Hind, Soukaina Elmeliji, Aicha Hamzaoui vocals/qraqab,