- Release Date 2016-09-30
- Label Original Cultures
- Catalog OCLP001
Recorded over a ten-day period in Essaouira in 2014, The Road To Essaouira fuses Gnawa with jazz, hip-hop, electronic, and modern classical ideas for a unique take on this traditional Moroccan music, rich in history and potential. Composed using keyboards, percussion, gembri, voices and samplers the album features original tracks by Fawda Trio, two reinterpretations by SwamiMillion, and covers of traditional Gnawa and Moroccan works. In addition the album features both local Essaouira and Bologna musicians, including the acclaimed Gnawa master Maalem Soudani.
The Road To Essaouira was produced and mixed by SwamiMillion (aka LV) and mastered by Ian Carter (Various Production, Stick In The Wheel, Cosmic Bridge).
It's a journey unlike any into the wonderful world of Gnawa music and its timeless potentials.