IFRIQIYYA ELECTRIQUE

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IFRIQIYYA ELECTRIQUE is a music group from Maghreb, North Africa. A predominantly female band.

This is a HEALING RITUAL of POSSESSION and TRANCE, a centuries old heritage brought here by former slaves who had been sold in North Africa. A syncretism between animism and Islam. Diwan (Algeria), Gnawa (Morocco), Stambeli, Banga (Tunisia).

ADORCISM. Your personal DEVIL has taken possession of your SOUL and you can never be rid of him. At times he demands your whole body, he desperately needs it because you’re feeling bad. So the healing community is coming with dances, qraqebs and tablas, fire, benzoin and water and will drive you rapidly towards your WILDEST SIDE in a frantic ritual that will only end when you have lost all of your senses. Your personal Devil will then own you entirely.

The spirits are communicating with COMPUTERS and ELECTRIC GUITARS to recompose together this adorcist rite of possession and trance. Being aware that from Africa to the TECHNO discos of Ibiza and the Moscow ROCK clubs the NEED TO FORGET ONESELF, to rise, was absolutely identical. Blood and sweat were intermingled, the final point of no return had been crossed, the veil had been lifted from the normal : nobody and nothing would ever be the same again. IFRIQIYYA ELECTRIQUE is a unique project. More than a concert, it is a RESEARCH around several rites and trances as practised by the healing communities, from Gnawa to Banga. A recomposed music, a Transcendental and Post-industrial Ceremony. A performance from a Maghrebi COLLECTIVE of musicians interacting with Electronics and Amps.

« Rûwâhîne » album was released in May 2017 by GLITTERBEAT RECORDS. In July 2017, the album "Rûwâhîne" reached the 4th place in the TRANSGLOBAL WORLD MUSIC CHART (USA) and 6th in the WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE. In May 2018, ARTE Television (D+F) filmed & boadcasted the whole concert live at Nuits Sonores Festival( Lyon, F).

« LAYLET EL BOOREE », Ifriqiyya Electrique second album was published by GLITTERBEAT RECORDS in April 2019. It was immediately cataloged "album of the year" by several medias.

Some concerts performed:
Roskilde Festival ( DK), Vieilles Charrues (F), Sziget Festival (H), Womex 17, Nuits Sonores ( F), Womad Festival (UK), FMM Sines Festival (PT), Ethno Port Festival ( PL), Colours Ostrava Fest (CZ), Hammamet International Festival (TN), Offest (MK), Notte delle Taranta Festival (I), Pohoda Festival (SK), WomAdelaide (AUS), WomadNZ Festival (NZ), Rockomotives ( F), Calgary Folk Festival (CAN), Festival d'été de Québec (CAN), Pop Kultur Festival Berlin (D), ARTE Concert…

Website:
https://www.ifriqiyya-electrique.org/
Videos:
https://youtube.com/PL5rN7kWXlW4M4_N1Bz15XOVl7BLnQwRS4
On Tour:
https://www.ifriqiyya-electrique.org/tour
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ifriqiyyaelectrique
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/ifriqiyyaelectrique
Bandcamp:
https://ifriqiyya-electrique.bandcamp.com
Glitterbeat Records :
http://glitterbeat.com/artists/ifriqiyya-electrique/
Riders & EPK:
https://www.ifriqiyya-electrique.org/epk

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NLRotterdam, Netherlands
TNTozeur, Tunisia
In operation since: 
2015

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+33669065721
François R. Cambuzat

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