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New Album

(n. m.) \dwaʁ\
1 village, hamlet
[Arabic meaning دوار, douar]
2 land, home
[Old brittonic celtic language]

THE BAND

© Pierrick Guidou

© Pierrick Guidou

 
 

HOW IT ALL BEGAN…

In 2011, the singer-guitarist Habib Farroukh met drummer Marc Dupont and his travelling companion, bassist Clement Vallin. Through the wild jam sessions held in numerous squats and cafe-concerts in the capital city, a strong, tacit understanding developed among these three musicians from the west, all driven by the same taste for adventure and groove.

At the crossroads between Maghreb folk, soul and African music, a rough form of Bab El West (“the Western Gate”) took shape in 2012. The magic happened: transported by increasing lively audiences, they hit the road, passing from popular cafes at festivals, to intimate shows on crazy tours. In the process, they released a four-song EP, thus marking the birth of their unique style.

Striking a balance between traditional and modern sounds, the trio brought on guitarist Hamza Bencherif, who lends his blues rock touch to the group, and Nidhal Jaoua on the qanun, a virtuoso of this eastern ancestor to the harp.

After five years of adventures and the success off all their meetings and sharing, Bab El West took a controlled exit and entered the studio to record their first album DOUAR.

 

 

 
 

UPCOMING SHOWS

© François Le Naoures

© François Le Naoures

© Pierrick Guidou

© François Le Naoures

© François Le Naoures

© François Le Naoures

© François Le Naoures

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contacts

Production : babelwestmusic@gmail.com
Booking : babelwestmusic@gmail.com
Road tech : leofourastie@free.fr / +33 6 28 07 15 21
Press : Sèverine Berger / severine@veevcom.com / 06 77 83 62 39
Press book >>> here !
Press Kit >>> here !
Tech rider >>> là !
Biography >>> once upon a time
HD pictures >>> cheese !
 

 

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