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Gnawa Diffusion - 5 albums (Size: 347.01 MB)
Gnawa Diffusion est un groupe musical créé le 27 juin 1992 à Grenoble autour d'Amazigh Kateb, fils de l'écrivain algérien Kateb Yacine et frère de la chanteuse du groupe MIG. Ses textes en arabe, français et en anglais et ses rythmes très métissés (Chaâbi, gnawa, rock, reggae...) explorent la richesse musicale de l'Afrique du Nord.===============================================================================Gnawa Diffusion is a Gnawa music band based in Grenoble in France. The group's lead singer, Amazigh (literally meaning 'Kabyle' in that language), is the son of the Algerian writer and poet Kateb Yacine. Although there is a strong Gnawa influence, the band is noted for its mix of reggae and roots music. It must be pointed out that the band members are mixed French and Algerian and possibly of other roots.
This is a list of the members of the band:
Amazigh Kateb : vocal and gimbri
Mohamed Abdenour : mandolin, banjo, kerkab, choir
Pierre Bonnet : bass
Philippe Bonnet : drums
Salah Meguiba : Keyboard, oriental percussion , choir
Pierre Feugier : guitar, choir, karkabs
Abdel Aziz Maysour
Amar Chaoui : percussionist, choir
Gnawa Diffusion is quite popular in France and very popular in Algeria.
The band's lyrics are in Arabic, Berber, French and English.
The lead singer's lyrics are often controversial. Themes range from discussions of poverty in his native Algeria or corruption in government to denunciations of global military actions and perceived imperialism. Nevertheless, in spite of a strong political direction, this band also has more entrancing numbers which focus on self-determination and improvement.-------
1999: Bab El Oued Kingston
2000: DZ Live "Alger"
2004: Souk System
2007: Fucking Cowboys (live in Paris)