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Maleem Mahmoud Ghania - Colours Of The Night

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Format: 2xLP, RE

Media Condition:  Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Country:    UK  
Genre:       Folk World & Country
Style:         African

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Maalem Mahmoud Gania’s release, Colours of the Night, was Gania’s final studio recording, issued posthumously following his death in 2015. Gania was a Moroccan performer of Gnawa, an Islamic religious tradition of music, dance, and ritual poetry. He played the guembri, a three-stringed bass lute. The songs on the album all range from eight to 11 minutes in length, blurring into each other to create a single, 70-minute long trance. The guembri sets up a supple, rhythmically intricate, shifting bassline and shaken percussion adds an itchy beat. Gania raises his voice in a wailing voice that’s half-sung, half-chanted, while background singers join in for a call and response. The album celebrates a unique, easy, and joyful devotion.



Mahmoud Gania was joined on this recording by Karima El Filali, Asmae Hazmaoui, Chaimae Lofti, Hazma Gania, Houssam Gania, Ahmed Elbnoua, Mehdi Mnouer, Abdellah Malibo & Soufiane Aghmam.


A1. Sadati Houma El Bouhala 8:59
A2. Shaba Kouria 8:51
B1. Bala Matinba 11:00
B2. Amara Mousseye 8:16
C1. Foulani 9:42
C2. Sidi Sma Ya Boulandi 8:06
D1. Ba Yourki 8:04
D2. Mrahba Baba Hamouda 7:48


Recorded At Studio Plein Les Oreilles
Mixed At Studio Plein Les Oreilles
Mastered At Church Road Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Hive Mind Records
Copyright (c) Hive Mind Records

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