Aziza Brahim: The Sahrawi songbird beating drums for freedom +info

Review: Aziza Brahim @ Union Chapel (London, 22nd September 2016) +info

Aziza Brahim, Union Chapel, gig review: ‘A textured and commanding voice of the Saharawi people’ +info

«Aziza Brahim‘s album ‘Abbar el Hamada’ is full of emotions, intellectual lyrics and music that everybody should listen to.» 8/10 Distorsioni

«Abbar el Hamada is inspiring to say the least, and one of those ‘must hear’ albums that come along every once and a while. Aziza Brahim is not only a musician but also a hopeful revolutionary whose music has the ability to touch and effect many. Another wonderful album to add to her catalogue.» 8/10 Louder Than War

“The previous album, ‘Soutak’ from 2014 was critically acclaimed by the specialist world roots press, but, if anything, the new album is a good deal stronger and more cohesive in its overriding objectives.” 4/5 review of Aziza Brahim‘s new album ‘Abbar el Hamada’ UK Vive

«While singing about the hopes and aspirations of her own people, she has also created an album of songs which captures the plight of refugees and displaced people everywhere. This is a powerful and heartrending collection of songs which should be compulsory listening for anyone who still doesn’t understand the pain these people are experiencing.»

A wonderful look into Aziza Brahim‘s life, work and new album on Qantara (DE).

“Aziza Brahim is from Western Sahara and has lived in exile in Cuba and Barcelona, and those musical influences are discernible (“La Cordillera Negra”, with its tremulous guitar, sounds like Orchestra Baobab’s vintage Senegalese refractions of Cuban Son), but the characteristic sharp crackle of West African percussion roots the album very definitively.” ****

Financial Times (UK)

Grieving for the exiled thousands stranded in an inhospitable tract of Western Sahara, whose only escape is “music and imagination”. Potent stuff. Theguardian

matched powerful songs of Sahrawi defiance with laments for the refugees . Theguardian

«One of this year’s best albums!»

  RADIO BRUSKIN (ME) adores new Aziza Brahim‘s album ‘Abbar el Hamada’.

– – fRoots Magazine’s amazing 5-star review of Aziza Brahim’s upcoming album ‘Abbar el Hamada’.

«She just gets better as she goes along. Here she’s shifting the focus to West Africa for her third release. And what a beautifully executed and mature piece of work it is. The spirit of protest music is alive and well and has rarely cast such a spell.» 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

The back-story adds poignancy to this beautiful collection of songs, but even if you don’t understand the lyrics the outstanding musicianship makes Abbar el Hamada a joy to encounter. Rhythm Passport

«Dark, beautiful and magnetic music with a sense of timelessness.»

– HD’s (SE) beautiful review of my upcoming album ‘Abbar el Hamada’

Estreno del video «Calles de Dajla» en la sección de cultura EL PAIS

Financial Times gave 4-stars for this year’s ‘Sahara Soul’ where noura mint seymali, Aziza Brahim and Ousmane Ag Mossa (Tamikrest) played among many other fantastic artists. /// FINANCIAL TIMES Read the review

Some of West Africa’s top musical talent throw an easy-going desert party, while headliner Aziza Brahim paid moving tribute to the region’s troubles /// THE GUARDIAN Read the review

Soutak sets her commanding voice against the fluid… /// FINANCIAL TIMES Read the review

Hers is certainly a voice worth hearing /// LONDON EVENING STANDARD Read the review

This beautiful acoustic album transcends cultural boundaries /// THE EPOCH TIMES Read the review

Soutak tells of injustice, oppression, loss and resistance, eloquently and poetically expressed /// IRISH TIMES Read the review

The modern sound of the nomadic peoples currently sounds more exciting than ever. And ‘Soutak’ is the best proof /// BAYERISCHER RUNDFUN  Read the review

It’s certainly an interesting proposition /// LOUDER THAN WAR Read the review

Aziza Brahim is a singer who has cleverly fused her indigenous musical heritage with neighbouring Malian acoustic blues and Spanish flamenco. /// UK VIBE Read the review

The voice emotion of Aziza Brahim is powerful, racy, poignant and exalted. She moves the heart with her rebellious poetry. /// MIDI LIBRE Read more the review

Soutak is also an example of the simple and elegant way in which musical traditions can be com-bined and blended to create a sound which doesn’t compromise or insult anyone’s culture. /// EMPTY MIRROR Read more the review

La puissance d’évocation de la jeune femme et une dualité assurée entre combat politique et propos intimes renvoient aux modulations désolées de Billie Holiday, et à sa puissance. /// LES INROCKUPTIBLES Read more the review

Aziza Brahim is a powerful voice not only for the Sahrawi cause but also for her people’s traditional music … /// NEW INTERNATIONALIST MAGAZINE Read more the review