Yousra Mansour - Vocals, Awisha
Brice Bottin - Guembri
Jérôme Bartholomé - Flute
Hafid Zouaoui - Percussion
The debut album "Nayda!" by Moroccan-French quartet Bab L'Bluz ("The Gateway to the Blues"), released by Real World Records, caused a stir in the world music scene and promptly landed at number one on the Transglobal Music Charts. But not only fans of the "Global Beat" get their money's worth at Bab L'Bluz. Psychedelic sounds, rocking riffs and trance-like vocal phrases make their concerts an entertaining experience - especially as a late night. Bab L'Bluz breaks with tradition and appeals to a young, cosmopolitan audience both in Morocco and in Europe. The quartet was formed by the captivating singer Yousra Mansour (she also plays the small lute Awisha typical of Gnawa music) and Brice Bottin on the larger Guembri. Their two traditional, but here electrically amplified instruments, are complemented by drums, percussion and flutes, thus ensuring their own, very unique sound.