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  • blog September 12, 2017

    Ticket Giveaway: Group Doueh with Innov Gnawa

    It’s a family affair! The World Music Institute presents the husband and wife duo, Group Doueh, at Le Poisson Rouge on Fri. Sept. 29. Band leader Doueh hails from Dakhla in Western Sahara and performs the electric guitar-tinged traditional Sahrawi … Read more »

  • blog December 20, 2016

    Field Report: Visa For Music in Rabat, Morocco

    Report from the Visa For Music expo held in Rabat, Morocco, by Bastiaan Springer, a producer for Radio 5 (Netherlands), and a world music journalist since 1984. For more than 20 years now WOMEX has been the biggest international networking … Read more »

  • review March 2, 2016

    Abbar el Hamada

    Aziza Brahim’s most recent release, Abbar el Hamada, builds bridges and unites the many worlds she has lived in, elements which are kin through language, landscape and history. Brahim is a Saharawi singer and activist currently living in Barcelona in … Read more »

  • blog February 9, 2016

    Afropop Premiere: Aziza Brahim’s “Calles de Dajla”

    We are thrilled to premiere the music video “Calles de Dajla,” the first track off Western Saharan musician Aziza Brahim’s forthcoming album Abbar el Hamada (Across the Hamada), out March 4 on Glitterbeat Records. Aziza Brahim is a Sahrawi singer and activist from Western Sahara … Read more »

  • blog August 24, 2015

    Adieu, Mariem Hassan

    Mariem Hassan, a tremendously talented Sahrawi singer, passed away on Sun., Aug. 22, in a Sahrawi refugee camp near Tinduf, Algeria. Hassan was born in 1958 in Ued Tazua, a village in what was then known as Spanish Sahara, to a family of nomadic … Read more »

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