It is with such a pleasure that i can introduce you to the wonderful work of Omar Afif, a classical north African singer who combines traditional music with contemporary jazz and trance-fusion sounds to produce such an amazing and deeply moving sound.
Please visit Omar's links to here this unforgettable sound.
Combining the sounds of Morocco, mixed with African, jazz and other influences, Gnawa Trance Fusion is led by gimbri player and singer, Omar Afif. The band also features Andy Cooke on baladinda and percussion, Ato Williams on drums, Steve Kettley on saxes, amongst others. Compelling instrumental and vocal phrases are created from traditional call and response sources and combined with jazz, reggae and other influences. This is an addictive rhythmic experience, at once a soul party and a mystical transport to Africa, Gnawa Trance Fusion brings a unique cultural experience to the contemporary and world music scene.