Labess

 

About

Let’s discover the beauty and the richness of the music of LABESS, which means “everything is fine” in Arabic. The group brilliantly fused gypsy rumba, flamenco and traditional North-Africa music rhythms such as gnawa and chaabi.


 

Artist Links: Website  |  Facebook  |  YouTube  |  Instagram  | SoundCloud

Areas of Representation: Australia/New Zealand; The Americas except Quebec province.

Biography

Discover the beauty and the richness of the music of LABESS, which means “everything is fine” in Arabic. The group brilliantly fused gypsy rumba, flamenco and traditional North-African rhythms such as gnawa and chaabi.

Singing in Arabic, his mother language, in French, or in Spanish, the band’s founder Nedjim Bouizzoul, with his expressive voice, tells stories full of authenticity, mixing realism and hope, gentleness and fury. He sings about exile, telling us about the joys and the distress that punctuate the road from the native country to the welcoming country, and vice-versa. Through his poetry, he proposes a reflection on cultural diversity and the necessity that we all be united, no matter our differences.

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    Excerpt from interview in the Greek journal Hellas: Posts English
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    Justin Adams has long been an adventurous serial collaborator, but his album with Mauro Durante – leader of Italy’s premier pizzica band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, who won the Songlines Music Award for Best Group in 2018 – ranks among his finest achievements. The meeting point for the musicians was a fascination with trance rhythms and ...
  • Nitin Sawhney in new Pink Floyd recordingNitin Sawhney in new Pink Floyd recording

    Disgusted by the Russian invasion, David Gilmour speaks about band’s first brand new song in 28 years, which samples a Ukrainian musician now on the front line – and expresses ‘disappointment’ in Roger Waters. The song features Nitin Sawhney on keyboard.

    Alexis Petridis

    Thu 7 Apr 2022 11.36 EDT
    Last modified on Fri 8 Apr 2022 23.56 EDT

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Technical Riders:

Labess Rider: Download (pdf) (coming soon)


 

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