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MICHAEL PACKER is an american singer-songwriter, guitarist and New York Blues Hall Of Fame inductee who was born in New York City in 1950. He did his first gig at the Bitter End in Greenwich Village at the age of 15. In 1969 he formed the group ‘Papa Nebo” which included saxophonist Bob Mintzer who went on to play with the Grammy award winning “Yellowjackets”. Papa Nebo recorded an album for Atlantic records. They were personally signed by Ahmet Ertegun.Today it is a collectors item.
Packer soon took his sound to the West Coast with buddy Sandy Allen, playing on the streets of San Francisco during the day and The Coffee Gallery in North Beach at night, Michael met George Thorogood and was turned on to the blues.
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13 Ny Sondag – Gransen (5:20)
14 Wreckless – Lonesome Train (2:26)
15 P. Kruse – Du Vet Du Ej Skall Grata (2:25)
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An Americana mixture from rock to mariachi.
On Wednesday, June 7, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins tributes, covers, deconstructions, homages, mashups, samples, nods and more in response to two of the most influential albums of all time.
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David Axelrod EARTH ROT 1970 Capitol Records SKAO-456 Genres: Jazz, Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Eschatological Funk “A musical comment on the state of the environment. Contemporary music with ancient yet timely words set to the theme of ecology.” Lyrics adapted by Michael T. Axelrod from The Book Of Isaiah, The Old Testament and adapted from Song Of The Earth Spirit, A Navajo origin legend.” The Warnings A1 Part I 2:48 A2 Part II 4:28 A3 … Continue reading
Червонi маки \ Красные маки Страна : Украина Жанр : Pop \ Folk Источник : собственный рип Год выпуска : 2011 Описание : Молодая девичья группа с неповторимыми голосами.
Title: Megahits Sommer
Label: Warner Music International (Warner)
Style: Electropop, Tropical, Dancehall, Reggae, Baroque pop, Indie Dance
Release Date: 04-06-2017
Format: CD, Compilation
Quality: 320 Kbps/Joint Stereo/44100Hz
Tracks: 44 Tracks
Size: 346 Mb / 02:30:58 Min
Afropop’s Sebastian Bouknight is back after a week in Morocco, where he was tuning into the local music scenes and checking out the offerings of the World Sacred Music Festival in Fes. This is the first of a series of posts about that trip. Check back soon for more from Morocco!
Of course, in just one week a visitor can only just scratch the surface of an entire nation, but the fertility and complexity of Moroccan culture is unmistakable. Yes, everything the tourist literature says about the magnificent architecture, delicious food, stunningly varied landscapes and the visible presence of a deep and ornate history is true. But the rich reality of Morocco reaches far beyond the ornamented Almohad gates and sparkling Mediterranean beaches: the neighborhood soccer games; the newly minted, awe-inspiring Saharan solar farm; the locally made TV dramas; the weekly family visits to the ancient public baths (hammams); and the quickly rising suburbs with Burger King and Ikea. And, of course, that thing we’re particularly interested in: the music.
Morocco encompasses many, many worlds of music: Gnawa, Arabic pop, Amazigh ahwach, classical Andalusian, Issaoua trance, raï, rap, chaabi, jazz and so much more. At the World Sacred Music Festival in Fes—which this year took the theme “Water and the Sacred”—we heard a rich spread of Moroccan pop, Amazigh (Berber) fusion, Gnawa and Sufi music, as well as artists from across the globe: China, France, Brazil, Mali, Kuwait, Egypt and Greece. We sat one night at the Rabat home of a respected Gnawa mâalem, heard abundant music wafting out of shops, cars and phones and even caught a set from Tobagonian singer Calypso Rose at the international Mawazine Festival in Rabat. We’ll tell the stories of all this music over a series of photo essays, playlists and interviews, but to begin, let’s focus in on the pop music.
Fes at night: outside Place Boujloud
Every night, the festival hosted a free concert with popular Moroccan musicians in the sprawling Place Boujloud, just outside the famous blue gate into the old medina—Bab Boujloud. During these concerts, the square, encircled by old stone ramparts, was packed full, mostly with Fassis (Fes locals) and visiting Moroccans of all ages. Teens and millennials dominated the space while elders sat on the steps and kids ran around and climbed on barricades to get better views of the stage.
The stage at Place Boujloud
The lineup ranged widely from night to night: for example, Said Guissi of the Issaoua Sufi brotherhood; the crooning Cheb Rayan; the nightclub-friendly pop singer Fnaïre; and a superstar of Gnawa music, Hamid El Kasri, who recently visited New York as part of the Gnawa Festival Tour. On a busy schedule, we were able to catch one of these performances: a double bill of Oussama Abdedayem and Fassi singer Nizar Idil.
Both of these singers worked with a similar sound, backed by large bands anchored by bassists and assertive drummers (drumset, darbuka and congas), and colored by synth, violin, flute, guitar and saxophone. Although Abdedayem’s style was looser than Idil’s, his vocal gestures echoed the melismatic, violin-accented solos of classic Arabic singers. His music blended the classic sound of Arabic pop with reggae upbeats and jammy djembe solos, singing about, among other things, love, God and Morocco (while draped in a Moroccan flag). Screens behind the singers showed images of slowly waving Moroccan flags on repeat, adding patriotic weight to their songs of national pride.
A drummer with Oussama Abdedayem
Oussama Abdedayem draped in a Moroccan flag
Nizar Idil is clearly a big hit in his hometown. His presentation is slicked back and rather syrupy, crooning songs of love with a smile. Although there were times when his voice could have benefited from a bit of post-production polish, he led his band with high energy, serenading the crowd and getting them dancing. The crowds were well acquainted with the music of both of the singers, joining in loudly on all of the choruses.
This track, “Tah 3la Raso” by Nizar Idil, got a lot of love:
Another song, “Hyati,” replete with smoky sax vamps, appears to be part of the soundtrack for a Moroccan TV show of the same name.
The young men in the audience were having a particularly raucous time, surfing the crowd—actually more like walking on the crowd—and literally tossing the smaller boys up into the air like acrobats. During the down time in between songs, clusters of soccer fans would start up loud chants in favor of the local Fes team, keeping the energy on high nonstop. Place Boujloud was brimming with good feeling and a pride in Morocco that wasn’t always present at the other concerts in the festival. For one, there were many more Moroccans. For all of the beautiful music offered by the festival, it did not always feel accessible to the average Fassi—foreign visitors made up much of the audiences for many of the paid shows. The free nightly series of Sufi music and Moroccan pop were key to maintaining the Moroccan heart of the festival.
Big fans show their love
Moroccan pop is a very distinct kind of musical gem, albeit one with many faces. Whereas much international pop music can sometimes seem to blend together, many of the popular singers coming out of Morocco stay true to the deeply rooted sounds of their home. One of the first widely popular Moroccan bands was Nass el Ghiwane, who, in the ‘70s, took the art of the oud and guembri to the strings of the banjo and the sounds of Gnawa and Berber music to the big stage. This was a revolutionary moment in Moroccan music: Nass El Ghiwane was working with distinctly Moroccan sounds and poetry, free of the sounds of Egyptian pop that had been dominant for some time.
Their legacy lives on. Judging by the music being made by young artists these days, many—but not all—continue to embody the long-lived sounds of traditional Moroccan music. Actually, even trying to make a crisp distinction between new and old, or pop and traditional music is flawed. The sound of what is popular music in Morocco seems to be very fluid, stretching from the highly produced, more globally inspired vibes of the likes of Nizar Idil to the intense, trance-inducing music of the Gnawa and the Issaoua.
Darbuka player with Nizar Idil
Violinist with Nizar Idil
Both Oussama Abdedayem and Nizar Idil had strong currents of distinctly Moroccan sounds in their music: percussionists played the metal krakebs and big tbel drum of Gnawa music while the drum set churned beats built around the distinctive tumbling flow of the krakebs. Violins in Moroccan pop can take after the sweeping orchestral sentiments big in classic Arabic song, i.e., Umm Kulthum, or they can mimic the old Moroccan rebab, a one-string bowed instrument used in Berber music. Compare, for instance, this song from Moroccan singer Zina Daoudia with the next, from Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram. Daoudia’s rhythms have a strong Moroccan feel, while Ajram’s use the ever-popular Egyptian baladi rhythm (also listen for that violin in Daoudia’s track).
Zina Daoudia: “Chedi Weldek Aliya”
Nancy Ajram: “Aah W Noss”
Moroccan sounds might hold strong in pop music, but language occasionally gets different treatment. Arabic-speakers might notice that pop singers sometimes shift their lyrics away from their local dialect into the Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), used across the Arab world in more formal situations. Even though a big-time Moroccan star may speak casually in Moroccan Arabic, known as Darija, they might choose to sing a song in a dialect that can be understood beyond Morocco. (Darija is not always intelligible to non-Moroccans.) Just like with many big pop musicians, the art is often shaped by the cash flow. Think of the many international musicians for whom English is not a first language but whose lyrics nonetheless employ the global status of English to reach American audiences and other English-speakers. In the world of Arab pop, singing in MSA will reach a broader audience and might be appreciated by listeners from the wealthy Arabian peninsula, whose dialect is considered closest to MSA (although that statement is subject to much debate). It’s telling that the Arab world’s biggest record label, Rotana Records, is owned by a Saudi: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, also one of the richest people in the world. You might notice that Moroccan pop star Asma Lmnawar’s recent video was produced by Rotana. This language shift is not the norm, though—many Moroccans stick with their Moroccan identity and sing in Darija.
Nizar Idil and Oussama Abdedayem are just two artists in a landscape of phenomenal Moroccan popular musicians. In coming posts, we’ll dive further into that world: offering a selection of songs from across the spectrum of Moroccan music, and exploring the fluidity between secular pop and sacred trance music.
Check back soon for many more photo essays, playlists and links as we continue to follow up on all the incredible music and musicians we encountered in Morocco. We’ve only just skimmed the surface and there’s much more to hear!
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01. Far Away
02. We’ll Be Fine
03. Be There
04. Our Home
07. Incendie Fragile
08. As It Should
09. La Mer (Feat. Gilles Vigneault)
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With his brooding baritone and southern country flavors leading the way, the songs are honest, with calculated rockin’ blues numbers and haunting guitar, lazy drum beats and rumbling bass.
Hobbs songs sound like they come from a young man with an old soul, he’s been knocked down and came back fighting with a song in his heart. The collection on ‘Upward’ pushes the limits of the singer songwriter genre and the Texas sound. On songs like “5 Nichols and A Hummingbird”, “Bitter Wind”, “House of Cards” and “Songs for the Restless” Hobbs self-reflection and humanity shines through.
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01. Pussy King
02. Fuckin’ Around (feat. Kacey Walker)
03. Puss in Boots
04. Finger up My Butt
05. Summers in Kentucky
06. Drunk Sluts
07. Ain’t Got Enough Dick to Go Around
08. If My Dick Is up, Why Am I Down?
09. Small Town Saturday Night
10. Pictures on My Phone
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