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Group Doueh with Innov Gnawa at (le) poisson rouge

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Group Doueh with Innov Gnawa at (le) poisson rouge

presented by WMI and LPR

6:30 pm doors | 7:30 pm show | 18+

$30 advance | $35 day of show

Standing room only with limited unreserved seating

The now legendary Group Doueh have been playing in and around their native Dakhla, in the Western Sahara for over 27 years. The discovery of the group by Sublime Frequencies, via a song snatched from a AM radio broadcast in Morocco in 2005 (as well as an exploratory mission in 2006 that landed Hisham Mayet in the group’s compound after chasing an overland trail from Tangiers all the way to the Mauritanian border) sealed the band’s relationship with the label. A successful European tour with label mate Omar Souleyman in 2009 ensued and western audiences were finally able to witness the power of the group’s mighty live shows. Doueh’s guitar heroics and wife Halima Jakani and Bashiri Touballi’s soaring vocal interplay entranced all who were present. In 2010 Doueh hosted Tony Allen in his home town and joined in on some of his dates in Europe. Then they returned to Europe in triumph in May 2011 with new album Zunya Jamma in tow, delivering a blistering set at the Animal Collective curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival and sending the atmosphere sky bound everywhere they traveled including a heroic USA tour in 2011 that entranced all American audiences alike.

For the first time in 6 years, Group Doueh will return to the USA. The band is still a family affair with sons, El Waar and Hamdan respectively on synth and drums added to the already potent mix of searing Saharan modes filtered through Doueh's maximalist electric guitar and tidnit mastery and Halima Jakani's soaring spiritual vocals charting the music into the cosmos.

Opening for Group Doueh will be Innov Gnawa, a local young musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s venerable gnawa music tradition in NYC.

“Snaking, mesmeric guitar playing … Doueh and family made the entire room glow with folk chants and electrified stomps.” – Spin

This concert is part of World Music Institute’s Desert Blues Series.

Be sure to check out a screening (and Q&A with the director) of the documentary Oulaya's Wedding on Monday, October 2 – 7pm at the New School. Group Doueh invited their label Sublime Frequencies to the wedding of their daughter Oulaya. This documentary provides a unique glimpse into the lives of people living in Dakhla, their thoughts, their music, their homes, ceremonies, and parties! An absolutely beautiful documentary, rich and intimate. For more info please visit worldmusicinstitute.org.

About Group Doueh:

The now legendary Group Doueh have been playing in and around their native Dakhla, in the Western Sahara for over 27 years. The discovery of the group by Sublime Frequencies, via a song snatched from a AM radio broadcast in Morocco in 2005 (as well as an exploratory mission in 2006 that landed Hisham Mayet in the group’s compound after chasing an overland trail from Tangiers all the way to the Mauritanian border) sealed the band’s relationship with the label. A successful European tour with label mate Omar Souleyman in 2009 ensued and western audiences were finally able to witness the power of the group’s mighty live shows. Doueh’s guitar heroics and wife Halima Jakani and Bashiri Touballi’s soaring vocal interplay entranced all who were present. In 2010 Doueh hosted Tony Allen in his home town and joined in on some of his dates in Europe. Then they returned to Europe in triumph in May 2011 with new album Zunya Jamma in tow, delivering a blistering set at the Animal Collective curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival and sending the atmosphere sky bound everywhere they traveled including a heroic USA tour in 2011 that entranced all American audiences alike.

For the first time in 6 years, Group Doueh will return to the USA. The band is still a family affair with sons, El Waar and Hamdan respectively on synth and drums added to the already potent mix of searing Saharan modes filtered through Doueh's maximalist electric guitar and tidnit mastery and Halima Jakani's soaring spiritual vocals charting the music into the cosmos.

Opening for Group Doueh will be Innov Gnawa, a local young musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s venerable gnawa music tradition in NYC.



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