Here, on stage, following on from the recording Rives marocaines, Titi Robin continues his collaboration with the very talented young Gnawa musician Mehdi Nassouli, who is also heir to a strong South-Moroccan Berber culture. Together with Ze Luis Nascimento and Francis Varis, they share a moving musical and human complicity in compositions by Titi and fine improvisations by the quartet. Some of the pieces resulting from their work together – “Sahara”, for instance – are references stemming from the Rives project.
Buzuq, guitar, artistic direction : Titi Robin
Guembri, vocals, percussions : Mehdi Nassouli
Percussions : Ze Luis Nascimento
Accordion : Francis Varis
With the participation of :
Ribab : Foulane Bouhssine
Palmas : Rumberos Catalans
Produced by Molpé Music
Released in april 19th 2015, label Harmonia Mundi
Recorded at the studio La Buissonne, in Pernes Les Fontaines, in november 2014.
Sound Recording : Jean-Baptiste Brunhes, assisted by Nicolas Baillard & Romain Catera.
Mastered by Jean-Baptiste Brunhes, at the studio Orgeville in Paris, in december 2014.
Translations : Allalou Mohamed Ali & Nadia Aissaoui.
Photos : Louis Vincent (cover), Thomas Dorn (booklet).
Mehdi Nassouli, Ze Luis Nascimento, Francis Varis, Foulane Bouhssine, Saadna de San Jaume brothers, Shadi Fathi Younesi, Brahim El Mazned & Keltouma Bakrimi, Jihan Jaohari, Raouf Sidine, Meryem sisters, Khadija & Fatiha Sidine, the members of Agadir's Jazzaouïa, Othmane Nejemdine, JB Brunhes, Amélie Salembier and the team Molpé Music, Pascal Bussy and the team World Village, Gérard & Sylvie de Haro, Nicolas Baillard, Romain Catera, Florian Oliveres, Fabien Moutet and all volunteers of Détours du Monde, Niko Bidet, Guillaume Dubois & Séverine Gallou.