Mi participación de esta mañana junto a Pep Mendoza en el programa ELS MATINS de la televisión pública catalana TV3, para presentar “Abbar el Hamada” Sello Glitterbeat Records

"Aziza Brahim, la veu dels refugiats i migrants saharauis"Aziza Brahim, considerada una de les veus africanes més valorades, acaba de publicar nou disc, "Abbar el-Hamada", que vol dir "a través de la Hamada" -un paisatge desèrtic de la frontera entre Algèria i el Sàhara Occidental- i que representa la història del seu poble, el saharaui. Brahim va néixer en un camp de refugiats i després es va exiliar a Cuba i a Barcelona. Divendres, actua a Badalona en el marc del festival Blues i Ritmes.Aziza Brahim, la veu dels refugiats i migrants saharauis continue reading →

Aziza Brahim: el blues del desert

Va néixer en un camp de refugiats saharaui, es va criar a Cuba, viu a Barcelona i és una estrella internacional de la música africana. La cantant i percussionista Aziza Brahim inaugura el festival Blues & Ritmes de Badalona presentant el disc "Abbar el Hamada". És una de les veus més destacades del blues del desert, una tradició que comparteix amb músics com el guitarrista malià Vieux Farka Touré, que està ampliant el llegat del seu pare, Ali Farka Touré continue reading →
Video of the single from the album “Calles de Dajla”

Video of the single from the album “Calles de Dajla”

 Western Saharan musician/activist Aziza Brahim’s new album Abbar el Hamada (Across the Hamada), is a commanding and compassionate musical statement about, and for, the tumultuous age in which we live.As walls and borders are again being raised though-out Europe and other corners of the world, Aziza Brahim’s passionately sung poetic defiance, is especially timely and profound.The music and lyrics on Abbar el Hamada masterfully reflect the restless, imaginative search for home, explicit in the album’s title.Hamada is the word used by the Saharawi people to describe the rocky desert landscape along the Algerian/Western…continue reading →

Soutak sets her commanding voice against the fluid

Aziza Brahim’s journey has taken her from the refugee camps of the western Sahara to Cuba and now to Barcelona. Soutak sets her commanding voice against the fluid, bluesy Spanish-infected guitar work of the Malian Kalilou Sangare and the central pulse of Brahim’s own tabal, a Saharan hand-drum. The songs deal with the refugee experience, with artillery fire, and desert sands full of landmines.continue reading →

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Through her music, she is trying to re-awaken awareness in this seemingly forgotten conflict. Aziza Brahim has a sonorous voice with just a touch of desert grit, accompanied here by an acoustic band of guitars, electric bass, percussion and tabal, the Saharawi hand drum … Hers is certainly a voice worth hearing.  continue reading →

THE EPOCH TIMES

Aziza Brahim’s haunting vocals at times recall those of Arabic fusion diva Natacha Atlas, with a mood that captures both desert bleakness and uplifting triumph … This beautiful acoustic album transcends cultural boundaries.  continue reading →