New Music for New Times

8th of April 2020

JolaHidden Gnawa Music in Brussels
released 5th March 2020
Muziekpublique label

With some forty Gnawa musicians currently resident here, Brussels may legitimately be called the Gnawa capital of Europe. Now, for the first time after twenty years of living in Belgium, JOLA brings them together in an album that reflects the world of the Gnawa of Brussels

Mamman SaniUnreleased Tapes 1981-1984
released November 12, 2015
Sahel Sounds label

Experimentation in early electronic music in the Sahara from the singular Mamman Sani. Dreamy organs and droning melodies reinterpret ancient folk tradition into sublime fantastical soundscape. Never before released recordings from the very beginning – unreleased tracks from his first album, recordings of a short lived trio, and a cover of an American folk ballad.