The Festival des MÃ©diterranÃ©es 2010 offered us December 2sd at Nomad CafÃ© the first show of a new trio formed with some famous Algerian Egyptian and French musicians from Marseille I mean : Hakim Hamadouche at the vocals and mandoluth with Rachid Taha, former Oriental Fusion with Ahmad CompaorÃ© on the drums and Manu ThÃ©ron at the vocals and percussion (Lo Cor de la Plana, Gacha Empega).
They played a lot of songs from their respective repertoire re-arranged for the trio, re-visiting the occitan, arabo-andalous and oriental traditional melodies with a very contemporary and new eye, or ear…:)
We got the nice surprise to have two other great musicians joining the stage for a short improvisation during one song : Sam Karpienia (vocals; former Dupain : a podcast with them HERE recorded in 2006 ) followed a few seconds later by Daniel Gaglione at the mandole (Sam Karpienia band) : I filmed a short video to give you an idea of the ambiance, here below !!
Meltingpod Connections :
Hakim got the pleasure to have one of his songs released on Tricky’s (former Massiv Attack) new album 2010 « Mixed Race », here below :