"Sublime Frequencies is honored to be releasing the third LP by the now legendary Group Doueh.
Group Doueh have been playing in and around their native Dakhla, in
the Western Sahara for over 27 years. Sublime Frequencies' discovery of
the group, via a song heard on a radio broadcast in Morocco in 2005 and
an exploratory mission in 2006 that landed Hisham Mayet in the
group's compound after chasing an overland trail 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. This LP
showcases a different side to Group Doueh's far-reaching arsenal of
sounds. The songs represented on this album adhere to the roots of
Saharoui music -- drawing from the classical repertoire of ancestral
Mauritanian musical modes. Using the traditional Moorish instruments
such as the tinidit (three string Mauritanian lute), ardin (kora-like harp played traditionally by women), tbal (clay drum) and the kass
(tea glasses) along with guitar and Korg synth, Group Doueh manage to
attain heights of spiritual poetry that this music aspires to convey.
Halima's ardin playing and most importantly, her vocal prowess, take this music to blissful and exalted realms. Doueh's tinidit
and guitar overlays showcase the technical virtuosity and command that
this master has over the region's stringed instruments. This is the
music of Group Doueh's roots and the band truly takes these traditions
to cosmic heights. Recorded by Group Doueh and Hisham Mayet on location
in Dakhla, West Sahara in 2010. This limited edition vinyl LP comes in a
beautiful full-color gatefold jacket."
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 26 November, 2010.