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Yacine Boularès revives forgotten Stambeli

Yacine Boularès revives forgotten Stambeli
 
Yacine Boularès Alison Hird/RFI

Franco-Tunisian saxophonist Yacine Boularès brought  French cellist Vincent Segal and American drummer Nasheet Waits on board to record original music that reappropriates the largely forgotten Stambeli repertoire: healing trance music created by the descendants of Sub-Saharan slaves brought to Tunisia.

Their album, Abu Sadiya, is a series of variations on the legend of the eponymous hunter who danced and sang his sorrow in the streets of Tunis, becoming the first musician of Stambeli, and personifying the memory of those slaves.

  • Amazones d'Afrique, West Africa's female powerhouse

    Amazones d'Afrique, West Africa's female powerhouse

    Amazones d'Afrique is the first all-female supergroup of West Africa. Inspired by the formidable and mysterious warriors of Dahomey, some of the greatest West African …

  • La Dame Blanche, Cuba's white lady

    La Dame Blanche, Cuba's white lady

    Cuban singer, flautist and percussionist Yaite Ramos, aka La Dame Blanche (French for The White Lady), was born into an impressive musical cauldron; her father is trombonist …

  • Nattali Rize brings a new frequency to reggae

    Nattali Rize brings a new frequency to reggae

    Australian singer-songwriter Nattali Rize is fast becoming one to watch on the competitive reggae scene. Following the release of her polished debut album Rebel Frequency, …

  • South Africa's Phuphuma Love Minus steps onto Paris stage

    South Africa's Phuphuma Love Minus steps onto Paris stage

    South African male choir Phuphuma Love Minus are performing Imfihlakalo Yezulu in Paris. The troop celebrate a singing and dancing tradition known as Isicathamiya. Through …

  • Ajoyo bring dark issues to the party zone

    Ajoyo bring dark issues to the party zone

    New York based band Ajoyo (meaning celebration in Yoruba) blend African tradition, jazz and soul. On a bed of upbeat dance rhythms like Benskin and Bitsuki they tackle …

  • Dianoura: the art of singing beyond words

    Dianoura: the art of singing beyond words

    After a year of hard work, 270 young musicians and choir singers are set to shine alongside Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. Dianoura, a “tailor-made” …

  • Fanga, the force of Afrobeat from France

    Fanga, the force of Afrobeat from France

    One of France's leading Afrobeat bands, the Fanga collective is inspired by Nigeria's Fela Kuti but determined not to be a poor relation. Singer Korbo talks to RFI about …

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