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Nouvel album dans les bacs le 22 mai 2020 (Tchekchouka – L’Autre Distribution)
Release party le jeudi 28 mai à la Petite Halle de la Villette
NURU KANE is an exceptional talent. On stage he is a dynamo, energised and liberated, enthralling and intoxicating. His unique sound and presence on vocals and guimbri is backed by the magnificent Bayefall Gnawa band which includes the French guitarist, Thierry Fournel, the senegalese percussionist Mamadou Sarr on calabash and djembé, Jawad El Garouge on percussions, Hichem Takaoute on bass. All the band contribute vocals.
Following the release of his debut CD ‘Sigil’ in the spring of 2006, Nuru Kane & Bayefall Gnawa took to the road with an extensive tour of the UK followed by dates in Holland, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, France and Morocco. Whether playing clubs or festivals the response was uniform. From the moment Nuru takes the stage audiences are captivated by his physical presence and disarmed by his warmth, humour and obvious sincerity. With this band every gig is different but what each performance does share is the sense of adventure and musical risk offset by the sheer genius and inventiveness of the musicians and the palpable unity forged between performers and audiences.
On top of the music sits Nuru’s big golden baritone of a voice, clear strong and captivating he can howl, growl or spread honey as needs insist. This vocal powerhouse is backed by the Bayefall Gnawa’s beautiful chorus and backing vocals and partnered by the Arabic contributions from Jaouad.
- Nuru Kane
Lead vocal, guimbri, guitare
- Thierry Fournel
- Omar el Barkaoui
- Jaouad El Garouge
Karkabou, Guembri, vocals up
- Hichem Takaoute