Monday 26 February 2018

British Council and the Hiba Foundation are pleased to welcome the Artists of the group Blue Lab Beats and Saad Touily in Rabat for a creative 5-day residency at Hiba_Lab from February 27, 2018, followed by a live concert at the Café de The Renaissance on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 19h.
The Blue Lab Beats duet is part of an underground scene of young musicians who meet for night jam sessions in warehouses around London. Beats were born in the Blue Lab and honored by musicians, rappers from all over London and around the world via the Internet. The duo consists of NK-OK and Mr DM.
Saad Tiouly, is a Gnaoui musician, passionate from an early age by Gnaoua culture. He had the honor of being the disciple of the most famous masters gnaoui, Sidi Mohammed Oughssal and Rachid Hamzaoui, who gave him the secrets of a perfect mastery of guembri and a Gnawa spirit of the most sought after.
The rising star of the Gnawa fusion scene will join the duo for a 5-day creative residency followed by a concert at Café La Renaissance on Saturday, March 3rd.
This residency is a unique opportunity for artists from different cultures to work together with as their main material their own creativity. Actively participating in the creation of a new work forces everyone to go beyond their own limits and their a priori towards a true intercultural dialogue. This project goes beyond the mere formation of a group of artists as it reflects the very collaborative, young instrumental scene that is emerging in London, with roots in hip hop, jazz, and neo-soul. an ancient art that is Gnaoui music that continues through young musicians like Saad.

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