Group Doueh

Live Performance + 'Oulaya's Wedding' Documentary Screening

Group Doueh

Sun, October 1, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Underground Arts

Philadelphia, PA

$15.00 - $17.00

This event is 21 and over

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Group Doueh
Group Doueh
The now legendary Group Doueh have been playing in and around their native Dakhla, in the Western Sahara for over 27 years. The discovery of the group by Sublime Frequencies, via a song snatched from a AM radio broadcast in Morocco in 2005 (as well as an exploratory mission in 2006 that landed Hisham Mayet in the group’s compound after chasing an overland trail from Tangiers all the way to the Mauritanian border) sealed the band’s relationship with the label. A successful European tour with label mate Omar Souleyman in 2009 ensued and western audiences were finally able to witness the power of the group’s mighty live shows. Doueh’s guitar heroics and wife Halima Jakani and Bashiri Touballi’s soaring vocal interplay entranced all who were present. In 2010 Doueh hosted Tony Allen in his home town and joined in on some of his dates in Europe. Then they returned to Europe in triumph in May 2011 with new album Zunya Jamma in tow, delivering a blistering set at the Animal Collective curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival and sending the atmosphere sky bound everywhere they traveled including a heroic USA tour in 2011 that entranced all American audiences alike.

For the first time in 6 years, Group Doueh will return to the USA. The band is still a family affair with sons, El Waar and Hamdan respectively on synth and drums added to the already potent mix of searing Saharan modes filtered through Doueh's maximalist electric guitar and tidnit mastery and Halima Jakani's soaring spiritual vocals charting the music into the cosmos.
Venue Information:
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19108
http://undergroundarts.org/