Bab L' Bluz Swaken

Release date:
May 10, 2024
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Swaken is the second album by Moroccan French power quartet Bab L' Bluz and the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut, Nayda!. The album was recorded at Real World Studios and built on the song-writing, arrangements and production prowess of band members Yousra Mansour and Brice Bottin. In Darija, Swaken, meaning 'possession,' evolves to describe spirits haunting humans. Sometimes associated with a transcendent musical experience, it implies a deep connection with music, surpassing simple 'trance' with highly agitated body movements. In Chaabi music, Swaken goes beyond our dimension, potentially leading to the loss of control over the body and mind, delving into a depth similar to the Lilas of the Gnaoua. Beyond mere 'possession,' we wanted to use this term to emphasize the obsession with ideas, values, and principles, expressing a determination to combat injustices, even challenging customs and traditions.

  • 1. Imazighen
  • 2. Wahia Wahia
  • 3. Zaino
  • 4. Amma
  • 5. Bangoro
  • 6. Iwaiwa Funk
  • 7. Ya Leilo
  • 8. Hezalli
  • 9. Karma
  • 10. LI Maana
  • 11. Mouja

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