A new UK based collaboration between Justin Adams and Moroccan Gnawa master Mohamed Errebbaa.
From Adams’ work with Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart, to collaborations with Robert Plant, Tinariwen, Rachid Taha, and Juldeh Camara, his connection with the trance music of North Africa has always been an integral part of his sound.
This new project sees him team up with Errebbaa, who began performing with traditional Sufi brotherhoods in Rabat, Morocco at the age of ten, and received the title of Maalem, (master of the Gnawa tradition) at the age of 28, after working with many of the great Gnawa players such as Maalem Moktar Gania.
On drums, they will be joined by Dave Smith, who worked with Adams in the classic Juju “In Trance “ line-up , as well as Robert Plant’s Sensational Space Shifters, and has his own project Fofoulah, which mixes Senegalese polyrhythm with Jazz fire and Electronica.
On Moroccan percussion, Driss will complete the line-up, a Gnawa adept bringing the groove of the Marrakesh night.
Their live set will harness the deep trance power of the Gnawa repertoire as well as drawing from Adams’ back catalogue, and showcase new material, bringing elements of desert blues and heavy groove to lift the spirits and dance.