Adorcist & Post-Industrial Ritual of Sidi Marzûq.
Devils, Possession & Trance. Djerid desert, Sahara, Tunisia.
Sahara, Djerid, between Tozeur, Nafta and Kbili, Tunisia. Transcendence, oversight of one, real therapeutic catharsis, telestic mania. The Banga of Tozeur is generous, popular and extremely wild, opened, without granting anything in any venal recovery: theses are not concerts but rites. The spirits possess bodies, ask to feed on a music of the obvious modernity: from the Djerid Desert until the discotheques of Ibiza or Moscow rock clubs, the need to forget itself, to rise is absolutely identical.
« Rûwâhîne » album was released in May 2017 by GLITTERBEAT RECORDS. In July 2017, the album "Rûwâhîne" reached the 4th place in the TRANSGLOBAL WORLD MUSIC CHART (USA) and 6th in the WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE. In May 2018, ARTE Television (D+F) filmed & boadcasted the whole concert live at Nuits Sonores Festival( Lyon, F).
Order : https://goo.gl/GcLkA6
Among other festivals, Ifriqiyya Electrique was invited by SZIGET, WOMAD, VIEILLES CHARRUES, WOMEX, FMM Sines, ETHNO PORT, COLOURS of OSTRAVA, OFFEST, PLAI, ARIANO FOLK, NOTTE della TARANTA, POHODA…
- "Arrah Arrah Abbaina" : https://youtu.be/TEhAyAx9m0Q
- "Stombali" : https://youtu.be/_Sbu-IFMiIk
Live extract @ FMM Sines : https://youtu.be/JfjO82ETTSk
Live extract @ Roskilde Festival : https://youtu.be/SLEWLjDHjoI
Video playlist (officials, live footages, entire movie): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5rN7kWXlW4M4_N1Bz15XOVl7BLnQwRS4
ARTE Concert (whole concert filmed & broadcast): https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/082583-005-A/ifriqiyya-electrique-a-nuits-sonores/
WEBPAGE : https://www.ifriqiyya-electrique.org/
GLITTERBEAT : http://glitterbeat.com/artists/ifriqiyya-electrique/
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/ifriqiyyaelectrique/
IFRIQIYYA ELECTRIQUE is supported by the INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE TUNISIE.
"... Ifriqiyya Electrique have a clear vision and integrity in what they’re doing." SONGLINES
“ …. More challenging and visceral was Ifriqiyya Electrique...It’s innovative and brave.” LONDON EVENING STANDARD (about Ifriqiyya Electrique at WOMAD)
"…Nobody went that far. ...A Sufi music project linked to rite and trance, and at the same time the most disturbing rhythmic beat of the West." IL GIORNALE DELLA MUSICA
"How to enrich traditional world music without being dishonored ? How can you work on improvisation and reworking compositions without losing roots, bowing to traditional music ? "Rûwâhîne" album gives the answer, half way between tradition and technology, at the hub where you instantly get acquainted with raw emotion. Or as Ifriqiyya Électrique formulates: " elevation, sweat, blood, poetry and tears ". WRITTEN IN MUSIC
“...a journey into a sound that I’ve never heard before and even now, after many (and I mean many) listens, it is one of the most incredible albums I’ve listened to in recent years.... Rûwâhîne is a curious but incredible mix of desert rock, of multiple percussion, of chanting, hip-hop and hints of Nine Inch Nails. ... Intrigued? You should be… Fantastic.” LOUDER THAN WAR
"...This album introduces a metallic chaos to make flee all the demons and rejoice the organisms..." LES INROCKS
"One of the most electrifying albums you are likely to hear this, or any other, year, shocking, exciting and essential." ★★★★★ MUSIC NEWS
"...chugging bass riffs and brooding guitar or electronica, and creates hypnotic, exhilarating and, at times, downright spooky sounds... Tunisian spiritualists spook and excite. " ★★★★ THE GUARDIAN
- Adorcist & Postindustrial Ritual from Sahara Desert