Trance Music of Morocco: Club d'Elf feat. Brahim Fribgane at Roulette, Brooklyn, NY

Friday  29 April  2016
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Robert Browning Associates presents the Opening Concert of A World in Trance Festival- 2nd Edition
CLUB D'ELF featuring BRAHIM FRIBGANE: Trance Music of Morocco
$25/ students & seniors $21.
Brahim Fribgane – oud, percussion, voice; Van Martin - guitar; Paul Schultheis – Moog, Rhodes & melodica; Mister Rourke – turntables; Mike Rivard – bass & sintir; Dean Johnston – drums, w/ guest Ned Rothenberg (reeds).

The trance-inducing music of North Africa, most notably Gnawa and Berber music from Morocco, is a fundamental component sound of Club d’Elf, adding spice to the tagine of jazz, electronica, hip hop and other flavors which the band incorporates. The acclaimed Boston-based collective is centered around Mike Rivard, one of Boston's most in-demand bass players, and features Casablanca-born Brahim Fribgane, who brings to his music the rich and varied musical styles he grew up with - North African, Gnawa, Berber, Arabic and Andalusian music. This performance showcases Fribgane’s mesmerizing oud stylings and Rivard's commanding playing of the Moroccan sintir, a three-stringed bass lute used by the Gnawa people of Morocco, a mystical Sufi brotherhood descended from sub-Saharan slaves brought to Morocco over 500 years ago.

"The roaring avant-funk of electric-era Miles (and) the legato drift of the Grateful Dead...manic Berber bop, hypnotic Moroccan gnawa and blissful electronica are usually present in the mix as well. Heady music that doesn't neglect the tail." - Time Out New York

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509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, 11217, NY, United States

Club d'Elf Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 05/05/2016 20:42
We had a great time at Roulette, and thanks to all who came out. So good to see so many friends there, including old-school tapers Scott Gordon & Eric R McRoberts, who just posted this recording of the show. If you couldn't make it down - or did, and want to relive it - heres what it sounded like.
-- 05/05/2016 20:42
Great show!
-- 05/05/2016 20:42
Thank you for sharing!!

Sally Lynch Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 29/04/2016 23:24

Bella Habibi Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 29/04/2016 18:13

Terri Montilio Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 29/04/2016 13:49
Sounds like an incredible show, but sadly I'm in the wrong city. Hope you have a fantastic night!

Club d'Elf Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 26/04/2016 16:43
Nice mention in the The Village Voice today about Friday's show Roulette. Looking forward to this one!
-- 26/04/2016 16:43
right on !
-- 26/04/2016 16:43
Voodin, yo.

Club d'Elf Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 15/04/2016 14:10
Our Brooklyn show at Roulette is 2 weeks away, and we've just added Van Martin to the line-up. Mat Maneri had to bow out due to a rescheduled European flight, and while we'll miss him its always great having Van on board.
-- 15/04/2016 14:10
I wish it was going to be the following Friday while I'm in the city.

Lucy Wa Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/04/2016 02:13

Michael Rivard Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/04/2016 00:33
Here's one of the tunes we'll perform at Roulette: Brahim's song Sidi Rabi, based on a Moroccan Howara rhythm in 7/4. From our performance at Ecuador Jazz 2016...
509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, 11217, NY, United States
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