Exciting News: My new recording of the wonderful collaboration with myself and the Gnawa musicians of Morocco is finally completed and now ready for the release this weekend. It is entitled "The Gnawa Soul Experience" I am thrilled to be able to make this recording available to the world audience. It will available for the first time March 19th Sunday in Brooklyn at Pioneer Works as I am thrilled to be performing at Gnaoua et Jazz curated by Will Calhoun as part of the 20th anniversary of Festival Gnaoua et Musiques Du monde. This recording marks a milestone in my musical career carrying on the idea of bridging the musical gap culturally and preserving and celebrating Gnawa music and it's rich repertoire of ancient African song rhythm and dance.
This recording is the result of International music artist, producer, composer and electric bass guitarist Jamaaladeen Tacuma's collaboration with Morocco's up and coming Gnawa group Binat Gania. Guest artist includes Gnawa musician Samir Langus on sintir and vocals, DJ King Britt on soundscapes, guitarist Herve Samb and Rick Iannacone, Wolfgang Pushing on Hojak, Ahmad Compaore on drums, Yoichi Uzeki on organ and Bob Wisdom on vocals. This combination of ancient African Gnawa traditional instrumentation and musical themes along with Jamaaladeen's sense of production in funk and groove mashes together a completely new sound fresh to the global listening audience. The music is powerful with emotion and intensity and for sure will bring the listening to their dancing feet. The recording is scheduled to be released at the end of March 2017. Take a listen you will agree that this is the new sound wave of the future. Produced by Jamaaladeen Tacuma for JAM ALL PRODUCTIONS 2017
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Alhamdulillah (all the praise is for Allah) Special thanks to Hicham El Kebbaj, Neila Tazi, Karim Ziad, Fouad Wardi, and everyone at Festival Gnaoua et Musiques du Monde 19th edition for the invitation to come to Essaouira providing me with a wonderful foundation, spirit and introduction to the music of Gnaoua and its ancient African legacy. Sincere thank you to Maalem Hassan Boussou who guided me through in learning the ancient rhythms of Gnaoua for our Performance on stage together for which I will forever be grateful. Thanks to Family Gania for being gracious and working with me on this historical recording, bringing the true essence of the Gnawa sound. This is truly a milestone in my music career and I thank you family Gania. Thanks to Herve Samba, Yoichi Uzeki , Wolfgang Puschnig, Ahmad Compaore, Rick Iannacone, King Britt, Samir Langus and Bob Wisdom for helping shape this recording to bridge the cultures together. To Moshe Black and Paul Urbanek for their professional ears, and a very special thank you to Ali El Couhen my number one fan from Morocco . Thanks everyone at Restaurant (Resto) Salma for providing the inspiring atmosphere to embark on this production."-
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