Uplifting African vibes for you from the Gnawa Blues All Stars – plus Sacha Dieu on the decks till 2am!
★★ Gnawa Blues All Stars ★★
Since his arrival in the UK in 2008, the charismatic creator and leader of Gnawa Blues All Stars, Simo, has performed at a host of festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Latitude and Boom Town.
Playing traditional Gnawa (sacred trance music from Morocco) and Gnawa fusion with his bands Electric Jalaba, Gnawa Griot, and Gnawa Blues Allstars, Simo continuously pushes new boundaries fusing Gnawa with music from countries such as Gambia, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Guinea, Mali, India, Japan, Venezuela and the Caribbean. Look out for special guest musicians playing with the band!
Known across the UK for sets brimming with the best in Balkan Gypsy, Electro Swing and Global Beats, don’t let this DJ fool you into thinking this is all he’s got. Genre-bending and diverse, there’s no doubt you’ll be dancing”. (Womad 2018)
Sacha enjoys mixing different styles and genres together during his sets (Anything from 30s Swing Jazz to the latest remixes, obscurities from around the World to well known Classics). Sacha adapts his set for each new occasion.