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Broodje Brussel: Driss Filali & Malick Pathe Sow

The Gnawa-Pular Connection
Thursday 24 February 2022 - 12h30
Molière Theatre - Galerie de la Porte de Namur, 3 Square du Bastion, 1050 Bruxelles
THU 24/02

During this lunch concert, we will make the link between the North African guembri and the hoddu, an instrument frow West Africa. That the roots of Gnawa music lie in West Africa, is proof for the historical relationship between both string instruments. Gnawa ancestors were brought from sub-Saharan Africa to Morocco, bringing along melodies, rhythms, and instruments from their homeland.

With Driss Filali and Malick Pathe Sow, we are pleased to present two key figures of African diaspora. Driss Filali plays a major role on the new album ‘JOLA – Hidden Gnawa Music in Brussels’, but he is also the voice and the guembri of the Marockin’ Brass collective. Malick Pathe Sow (singing, hoddu, guitar) is one of the most important European ambassadors of Senegalese Peulh music in Brussels and will soon present his album Annore. Driss and Malick will first each play their own tunes and then bring their instruments together for a joint end of set.

  • Driss Filali: guembri, singing
  • Malick Pathe Sow: hoddu, singing

This is a free concert, no reservation required

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