March 25, 2014 2:48 AM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (11 comments total)
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Sometimes nothing satisfies quite like the funky bass lines you hear played on the ghimbri in Moroccan Gnawa music, not to mention the ecstatic singing. And Hamid Kasri is one of the greatest exponents of the music. Check him out here
Hamid Kasri and his ghimbri were part of a post I made back in 2008, which covers a lot of other African instruments considered ancestors of the American banjo. Not sure how many of the links in that post are still live, but here it is
And as you'll soon see, there's a lot of Hamid Kasri's stuff on YouTube. It's mostly audio only. You'll also come across lots of clips with music by another ghimbri master of Gnawa music: Mahmoud Guinia
. Great stuff.