Road To Essaouira

Jazz and Gnawa fusion album recorded in Morocco by Bologna-based Fawda Trio and London duo LV (under their SwamiMillion alias).The album began with a live collaboration between Fawda Trio and SwamiMillion in Bologna in 2013 and culminated with a ten-day recording session in the old city of Essaouira in 2014, featuring local musicians including the acclaimed Gnawa master Maalem Soudani.

The album is conceived as a journey to Essaouira and features original compositions by Fawda Trio, who work at the nexus of African-American traditions and Gnawa music with keyboards, percussions, and gimbri, as well as two electronic pieces based on sampling by SwamiMillion and covers of traditional Gnawa and Morrocan pieces.

Following the recordings in Morocco, the album was produced and mixed by LV in London and mastered by Ian Carter (Various Productions, Stick In the Wheel, Cosmic Bridge).

A unique take on Gnawa that spans jazz, hip-hop, electronic music, and modern classical.

Item détails
Artist : Fawda Trio
Title : Road To Essaouira
Label : Original Cultures
Réf. label : OCLP 001
Genre : Modern Jazz
Country : UK
Year : 2016
Format : LP
Origine : Original
Record Condition : MINT
Sleeve Condition : MINT
Second hand : Non
Price : 24,00 EUR
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Tracklist

Side 1
1. Essaouira Ganga (intro)
2. I Got The Blues
3. Money Beat (feat SwamiMillion)
4. Aisha (feat Maalem Soudani)
5. No History (feat SwamiMillion)
Side 2
1. Youmala
2. Reflections On An African Piano
3. Road To Essaouira
4. Laafou

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