Ouled Ghnou and Lariche

Ouled Ghnou & Lâriche

Wish I had more info about this tape. It’s quite a little thing in my house today. It builds to excellent climaxes and introduces some interesting new timbres to my ears (mostly this bumble bee-caught-in-a-drum situation you will hear).

Beautiful music for the crispy summer evening air here in LA. Drift through this comfortably as the whole tape works as one big thing, lots of variation yet cut from the same intense (and very tense) cloth. These gentlemen are very much wilding in the percussion vs. string interaction dept… invigorating tbh!

I think this is from Morocco…

Please help us identify these musicians! I had a difficult time deciphering the Arabic because of the jazzy typeface on the cover.


Side A


Side B


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July 7, 2015 at 6:56 am

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Tim Abdellahreply
July 8, 2015 at 12:37 am

اولاد غنو و العريش
Ther artists names look like: Ouled Ghnou & Lâriche
Middle Atlas Berber-style melodies and rhythms, songs in Arabic with lotar and bendir.

Aâtiphone rocks! I have a few tapes on Aâtiphone, and they’re all fantastic: http://moroccantapestash.blogspot.com/search/label/A%C3%A2tiphone

July 8, 2015 at 7:32 pm

do you have any music for sale or a storefront in LA? will be playing in town soon and would love to pick something up.

Brian Shimkovitzreply
July 8, 2015 at 10:08 pm
– In reply to: Camille

check amoeba

Tim Abdellahreply
July 8, 2015 at 8:02 pm

On closer listen, much of this is not Middle Atlas Berber style (à la Rouicha), but rather based on Khouribga or Zaêri style âita, with some the addition of some topical lyrics, and some spoken word thrown in between songs.

Track names:

Side A: Al Ghrib – Qissat Lyahoud – Loubnan – Zaêri
Side B: Bint al Lycée – Ben Driss – Touachi

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July 9, 2015 at 4:13 pm

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K7al L3aftareply
July 9, 2015 at 4:26 pm

This tape is from a style of musical comedy that in Morocco is known as “Halqa” where artists tell tales with music then stop to go further on the funny details of the subject.

the two artist above in the picture are Thami (Right with Outar) and Jilali “Jelloul” (Left, with Bendir). and both are known as “El Hanaouate” duo. And they are more comedians than musicians. Sadly they left this world in 2011 both of them. Just search El Hanaouate in youtube you will find a lot of their music and shows.

July 9, 2015 at 4:52 pm

الهناوات : التهامي و الجيلالي الله يرحمهم

July 9, 2015 at 11:36 pm

These gentleman make spiritual moroccan music. Its made to come in a trance. The feeling you get when headbanging your head on this music is releaving for the mind. I can’t help you identify these musicians. As the other comments said this music is from the middle atlas.

July 9, 2015 at 11:44 pm

I think these gentleman come from el khmisat! Its a Village above Meknes in the middle Atlas in Morocco. We call them shlouh. This music is made to come in a trance. People who dance to this mostly headbang and get this releaving feeling.

July 17, 2015 at 5:23 am

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July 30, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Man I love this Morrocan and Berber style. R.A.W, Hypnotic and Beautiful… Thanks dude.

July 30, 2015 at 8:25 pm

ممطز (Mumtaz – Excellent)

David Brieskereply
October 3, 2015 at 11:24 pm

Has the download expired? I really love this!

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