MOROCCAN TRANCE MUSIC - Vol. 2 - Sufi
The Gnoua Brotherhood of Marrakesh /
The Master Musicians of Joujouka.
Released by Sub Rosa.
58 minutes - 9 tracks.
From the Rif mountains of Morocco, comes the second volume of Moroccan trance music from the Coeur du Monde/Ritual Music and Field Recordings project by Sub Rosa, featuring Sufi music. Recorded on location in Morocco in 1995, the purpose of this series was to record rare and secret ritual music as it happens. The logical continuation is with the more reflective music of the Sufis. Along with the droning sound of the double reed and tebel drum, the recording begins with the very raw Gnaoua of Marrakesh featuring the true and pure voice of young Tayib Taiybe (the most extraordinary soul voice since Jimmy Cliff). This release showcases the solo flute of some of the oldest musicians of Joujouka. For your ears and heart, this second volume reveals heretofore unknown sacred chamber music by the Morocco's most acclaimed musicians. The music of Joujouka is still one of the most liberating of musics, a secret message to the soul at a time when the soul has been effectively discredited by conservative forces.