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"RUWAHINE"
Glitterbeat Records, 2017

 

Recorded in the Tunisian desert, in between Tozeur, Nefta & Kbili with the Banga community,  « Rûwâhîne » album was released in May 2017 by GLITTERBEAT RECORDS. In July 2017, the album "Rûwâhîne" is at the 4th place in the TRANSGLOBAL WORLD MUSIC CHART (USA) and 6th in the top 20 WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE.

Lost for months, immersed in Djerid, the desert of salt and the oases of the Tunisian South, recording, filming, working and composing with the Banga community  - the former Haussa black slaves. Neither musical notes nor tempo were changed.  We let the devils communicate with COMPUTERS and ELECTRIC GUITARS to recompose together this adorcist rite of possession and trance.  We were aware that from Djerid to the TECHNO discos of Ibiza and the Moscow ROCK clubs the NEED TO FORGET ONESELF, to rise, was absolutely identical. Blood and sweat were intermingled, the final point of no return had been crossed, the veil had been lifted from the normal : nobody and nothing would ever be the same again. But do not be mistaken: Ifriqiyya Electrique is about of SUFISM, contemporary, savage, essential.

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IFRIQIYYA ELECTRIQUE is supported by the Institut Français de Tunisie.

Officials photos by

Renaud de Foville
& Carlo Mazzotta.