Ifriqiyya Electrique - Laylet El Booree

 

artist 
  Ifriqiyya Electrique
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title 
  Laylet El Booree
 
country 
  Tunisia
 
mainstyle 
  Fusion
 
style 
 
 
label 
  Glitterbeat Records
 
year 
  2019
 
length 
 
 
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Fusing the rhythms and invocations of the ancient Saharan Banga ritual with an electrical storm of contemporary sonics, Ifriqiyya Electrique’s second album both grips and awakens. 'Laylet el Booree' translates as the 'Night of the Madness'. It refers to the last part of the annual gathering of the adorcist ritual from the Banga of Tozeur – it is the night when the spirits actually take possession of the bodies. Like the ritual itself, the album is wild, frantic, and never caresses the listener’s expectations. But its purpose is also to heal; with sweat, spirituality, electricity and trance being central to the almost overwhelming sensory experience. With the band now joined by new member Fatma Chebbi (on vocals and tchektchekas hand percussion) one senses that the musical and cultural conversation is even deeper this time around. In fact, it doesn’t feel like a speculative conversation at all, but rather something fully formed and undeniable. An emergent ritual in itself.

 
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Tracks:
1. Mashee Kooka
2. He Eh Lalla
3. Beesmeellah Beedeet
4. Moola Nefta
5. Habeebee Hooa Jooani
6. Nafta Naghara
7. Danee Danee
8. Wa Salaat Alih Hannabee Mohammad
9. Mabbrooka

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