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Concert review: InnoVe Gnawa Band & Faith at Mercury Lounge (NY)

Venue: Mercury Lounge (NY)
Date: November 25, 2014
Concert Review by Dawoud Kringle

On the night of the Ferguson riots, while protests sprang up throughout major cities in the US, InnoVe Gnawa Band took the stage and brought the legendary and magical Gnawa music to NYC’s Mercury Lounge, with Black Rock Coalition mainstay Faith waiting their turn.

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Majid Bekkas (Morocco) – the oud and guembri virtuoso playing the Desert blues!!

Musician pick up by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Majid Bekkas, oud and guembri or sintir virtuoso, guitar professor and singer, has long been a star in his home country Morocco. Over the last few years, he has found his way into the European jazz scene through his collaborations with Archie Shepp, Louis Sclavis, Flavio Boltro, Joachim Kuhn or Klaus Doldinger.

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