Ouled Ghnou & Lâriche

Side A

Side B

Wish I had more info about this tape. It’s quite a little thing in my house today. It builds to excellent climaxes and introduces some interesting new timbres to my ears (mostly this bumble bee-caught-in-a-drum situation you will hear).

Beautiful music for the crispy summer evening air here in LA. Drift through this comfortably as the whole tape works as one big thing, lots of variation yet cut from the same intense (and very tense) cloth. These gentlemen are very much wilding in the percussion vs. string interaction dept… invigorating tbh!

I think this is from Morocco…

Please help us identify these musicians! I had a difficult time deciphering the Arabic because of the jazzy typeface on the cover.



15 responses to “Ouled Ghnou & Lâriche”

  1. […] post Aatiphone Productions appeared first on Awesome Tapes From […]

  2. Tim Abdellah says:

    اولاد غنو و العريش
    Ther artists names look like: Ouled Ghnou & Lâriche
    Middle Atlas Berber-style melodies and rhythms, songs in Arabic with lotar and bendir.

    Aâtiphone rocks! I have a few tapes on Aâtiphone, and they’re all fantastic: http://moroccantapestash.blogspot.com/search/label/A%C3%A2tiphone

  3. Camille says:

    do you have any music for sale or a storefront in LA? will be playing in town soon and would love to pick something up.

  4. Tim Abdellah says:

    On closer listen, much of this is not Middle Atlas Berber style (à la Rouicha), but rather based on Khouribga or Zaêri style âita, with some the addition of some topical lyrics, and some spoken word thrown in between songs.

    Track names:

    Side A: Al Ghrib – Qissat Lyahoud – Loubnan – Zaêri
    Side B: Bint al Lycée – Ben Driss – Touachi

  5. […] post Ouled Ghnou & Lâriche appeared first on Awesome Tapes From […]

  6. K7al L3afta says:

    This tape is from a style of musical comedy that in Morocco is known as “Halqa” where artists tell tales with music then stop to go further on the funny details of the subject.

    the two artist above in the picture are Thami (Right with Outar) and Jilali “Jelloul” (Left, with Bendir). and both are known as “El Hanaouate” duo. And they are more comedians than musicians. Sadly they left this world in 2011 both of them. Just search El Hanaouate in youtube you will find a lot of their music and shows.

  7. AlWaziir says:

    الهناوات : التهامي و الجيلالي الله يرحمهم

  8. siham says:

    These gentleman make spiritual moroccan music. Its made to come in a trance. The feeling you get when headbanging your head on this music is releaving for the mind. I can’t help you identify these musicians. As the other comments said this music is from the middle atlas.

  9. sisi says:

    I think these gentleman come from el khmisat! Its a Village above Meknes in the middle Atlas in Morocco. We call them shlouh. This music is made to come in a trance. People who dance to this mostly headbang and get this releaving feeling.

  10. kingpossum says:

    @Camille:
    Fingerprints in Long Beach carries ATFA tapes too.

  11. James says:

    Man I love this Morrocan and Berber style. R.A.W, Hypnotic and Beautiful… Thanks dude.

  12. James says:

    ممطز (Mumtaz – Excellent)

  13. David Brieske says:

    Has the download expired? I really love this!

  14. […] and surfaces of London. We’d written a track based around an old tape recording discovered by Awesome Tapes From Africa, which we’d sampled and re-mixed to form the backdrop for the […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.