hamid almou

Hamid Al Mou

Yowzers this is just what I needed right about now. Rhythmic magic, how these guys swing so deep in the pocket and so in concert with the brilliant singing. Pay particular attention to the female chorus. Holy shit. Hamid Al Mou is a winner.

Awesome Tapes from Africa DJ set at wicked free party Treehouse this Thursday, April 15 at Little Field in Brooklyn with Raspberry Jones and Treeboy.


Side 1

Side 2


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April 13, 2010 at 5:19 am


April 13, 2010 at 11:57 am

this is ecstasy!!!

April 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm

where’s it from? not finding much info online…


Mr Tearreply
April 13, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Magic! Many thanks for this one. It’s yummy.

April 13, 2010 at 11:05 pm

this is outstanding! but on the last song, which i like best, i can hear more than a few skips (past the 12 minute mark onwards). a re-up would be sooooo appreciated. thx anyway for this as it is.

April 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm

morocco? where’s it from?

April 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm

it’s from morocco, i believe.

Tim Abdellahreply
April 15, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Middle Atlas Berber “izlan” song tradition from Morocco. The tape is released by a company in Fes. The king of this style, Mohammed Rouicha, is from Khenifra.

April 16, 2010 at 3:46 am

I cant find much of this on youtube. Thanks Tim, I was wondering in the world this was from. I really like the last song.

April 16, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Great tape!

April 17, 2010 at 2:45 am

Keep the good grooves coming, bro. This is fantastic.
Peace. V

April 17, 2010 at 2:54 am

I donated this one. I picked it up in Meknes, Morocco in 1995. I don’t know anything more, I’m afraid…

April 17, 2010 at 4:54 am

ecstasy indeed. Sooo good. Thanks

April 17, 2010 at 9:35 am

Southern Morocco. I like the music.

April 17, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Not southern morocco but the middle atlas. This style is called izlan and is played mainly by Zayane berber tribes.

You can find more on youtube ou dailymotion but using these keywords:
– rouicha
– loutar
– outar
– khenifra
– izlan

April 21, 2010 at 6:33 pm

nice, as always…

Kris H.reply
April 21, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Holy shit, indeed. This is incredible.

July 24, 2010 at 12:31 pm

absolutely killer, thanks so much!!!!

Prince Maroloreply
November 21, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Thanks so much! I worship you brian shimkovitz

December 26, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I had a friend translate the cover. The album is called “Al Reeshah al Dhahabeeyah” – The Golden Feather.

However the track titles are some local dialect that was hard to understand; the one on the left reads “Aoritaa’amitee Aoriya Wa Narreekh”, and the one on the right is “Mayatkakh Aythasah Ata’adbtee”. The last part of that means “you were in pain”, with the “you” being feminine.

Great upload as usual! Thanks very much.

Joe Nationreply
June 29, 2011 at 2:19 pm

as for the ‘golden feather’ comment, reesha is feather but it’s also what they call the long pick they use to play the lautar. ‘golden pick’ would be a better translation.

December 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Great stuff. Just loved that golden plectrum! Thanks for opening my ears to this aspect of Berber music.

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