Aïcha Tachinwite

Side A
Track 1
Track 2

Side B
Track 3
Track 4

Moroccan musique Souss disco dreams for days. Vintage songs by Aïcha Tachinwite–a recognized diva of Amazigh song styles of the Souss region. Lots to be joyful for here, so intense, long tunes full of tension and brilliant harmonic trademarks that might get stuck in your head if you don’t pass out from ecstatic dancing first.

14 responses to “Aïcha Tachinwite”

  1. Brigitte Bauer says:

    hi i am really impressed of the most of your tapes. is there any possibility to get mp3´s? the download-link does not work….
    many regards from vienna, bri bauer

    • Emily Valentine says:

      Option click on the link and press ‘save link as’. Then you will be downloading the file instead of streaming it.

  2. Dan Mager says:

    Awesome indeed!!! Stunning work guys, keep em coming!

  3. This is amazing! I liked it a lot. :)

  4. Fodé says:

    really it is one of the best songs

  5. Valladão says:

    This is a great, great one. It’s a shame the old comments were lost though, it really had some interesting information about the song titles, the name of the singer, etc.

  6. Brian Shimkovitz says:

    HERE THEY ARE (they got deleted during the new design launch):

    I saw Aïcha Tachinwite perform in Agadir 2 years ago. High energy concert! Her Bollywood influenced dance moves were quite popular… Dj Rupture on 2/17/14

    hanks for this oldie/goodie! There’s no album title other than “Sawt el Ahbab présente Aïcha Tachinwite” There are 3 song titles listed on the j-card. Here’s how I mapped them to the 4 tunes on the tape: 01 [no title listed] 02 Bu Lhub Isukit Uwadu 03 Safi Safi 04 Yigane Iguiguile Ibane By the way, she’s called “Tachinwite” because she has a sort of Asian look. (Chinwi = chinese-male, Tachinwit – chinese-female). She emphasizes this in her look and sometimes in her music. The Soussi Berber music is already pentatonic, and some of the textures on this tape seem to mimic stereotypically East Asian sounds (e.g., beginning of track 2 with it’s plucked-zither sounds). tim abdellah on 2/12/14

    Truly an “Awesome” tape from Africa!
    John B. on 2/7/14

    OCP: This is a compact cassette that has no title to it; it’s how Moroccan record labels mostly issue their music as a hotchpotch collection of songs of one artist’s repertoire depending on the songs’ popularity (and, ‘sellability’). All in all, I think this CC dates back to the late ’80s, probably 1989. Dig with a shovel, yo. H.H. Hammer on 2/6/14

  7. Faith says:

    is there any way to purchase this album?… her songs are always in my head…

  8. Achinoui says:


    I was very happy to find this album here, I was looking for it for a long time.

    If you need more informations about tachinouite do not hesitate to comunicate about my website made for her and with her -> http://www.tachinouite.com

    Moulay Achinoui

  9. Gauvin says:

    thanx a lot !!! <3

  10. […] This particular tape features Moroccan Berber singer Aïcha Tachinwite (also transliterated as Tachinouite), a fine recording of disco-influenced Arabic music.  The only issue with this tape will be trying to find a track listing.  Otherwise, this is a gem. […]

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