Sunday, January 15, 2012

Malika El Marrakechia | Malika El Marrakechia

When I was in Morocco a few years ago I picked up a couple of CDs by this woman, who, I guess because I kept seeing her merch everywhere, I just assumed was the hottest thing going in Marrakech at the time. This may or may not have been true, of course; what is true is that hers were my favorite CDs I found there. This one, especially.

I'm almost certain that this is an example of Moroccan chaabi, though Tim could correct me if I'm wrong. I'm also reasonably certain that you're going to love it.

Listen to the second track on this CD

Get it all here.


tim abdellah said...

Yo G - The band sounds pretty chaabi (with just the single violin for melody, and especially the occasional electronic processing on the violin sound). But her vocals and song choices are very aita - classic cheikha vocal stylings. Nice stuff - thx for posting!

Gary said...

Thanks for the info, Tim!