Labess

 

About

Let’s discover the beauty and the richness of the music of LABESS band which means « everything is fine » in Arabic. The group brilliantly fused gipsy 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 gipsy 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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    George de Stefano – May 13, 2021
    Like so many bands worldwide, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS) were left stranded by the Covid-19 pandemic, unable to get together to record or perform concerts. For the Southern Italian ...
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    The Los Angeles music scene, famed for its slick studio bands and hit factories, has a reputation for perfection rather than experimentation. Diaspora Kid subverts the expectations of its origin with a genuinely fresh fusion of jazz and Karnatic (South Indian classical) traditions. Aditya Parkash is an LA native with deep roots in Chennai. As ...
  • Belle du Berry, vocalist with Paris Combo, has diedBelle du Berry, vocalist with Paris Combo, has died
    I am sorry to inform everyone that Paris Combo’s charismatic vocalist Belle du Berry died yesterday, August 11, 2020. We had worked with Belle and Paris Combo for more that 20 years. She was a wonderful vocalist, center-stage attraction, mother, spouse, and an irreplaceable friend. My most sincere condolences to her family.
    Bill Smith
     
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