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French-Moroccan Quartet Bab L’ Bluz Tackle Gender Bias in ‘AmmA’

The track features psychedelic blues melodies with undertones of Morocco’s traditional Gnawa music.

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French-Moroccan Quartet Bab L’ Bluz Tackle Gender Bias in ‘AmmA’

French-Moroccan quartet Bab L’ Bluz tackles sexism and women's oppression in a new single  ‘AmmA’ from their forthcoming album ‘Swaken’.

Featuring passionate ululations, ‘AmmA’ sees the band’s frontwoman Yousra Mansour narrating the reality of women's lives in patriarchal societies, and calling for female empowerment. The track combines trancey propulsive rhythms of Gnawa music, pedal-to-the-metal energetic beats, and empowering lyrics in the Moroccan-Arabic dialects, offering an eclectic fusion of North African cultural heritage and contemporary music.

Accompanying the track is a music video featuring all the band’s members donning eccentric and 70s chic garments and playing Arabic traditional wooden instruments.

The band’s upcoming album ‘Swaken’ features eleven tracks of psychedelic blues, funk and rock with Moroccan traditional music undertones. The album is scheduled to be released on May 10th.


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