Kino Ait Idrissen & Beselch Rodríguez

Bio

Kino Ait Idrissen & Beselch Rodríguez is a fusion project between Morocco and the Canary Islands.

The band was founded by the Moroccan multi-instrumentalist Kino Ait Idrissen and the virtuoso timple player Beselch Rodríguez. The bands seeks to bring traditional sounds, chants and ethnic instruments from both Morocco and the Canary Islands closer.

The timple is the most popular traditional instrument from the Canary Islands (Spain). The timple plays a key role in Kino Ait Idrissen & Beselch Rodríguez's music.

During this one-hour concert, the audience will listen to songs of Gnawa style, Berber and Moroccan origins, apart from traditional Canarian music such as sorondongos, polcas and malagueñas. In all these songs Kino and Beselch mix their hometowns ideas and sounds, accompanied by a powerful band of talented musicians who, by using keyboards, drum sets and bass guitars, clearly state that root music is more present than ever before.

KEY FEATURES

Beginning: 2018

Band: seven musicians

Other members: sound technician

MOTIVATION

Morocco is the closest country to the Canary Islands. Due to this geographical closeness, there has always been a constant flow of people coming and going, which is nowadays reduced to tourism and institutional relations. In fact, it is widely accepted that the first settlers of the Canary Islands were Berbers or Amazighes, the inhabitants of a group of towns in the north of Africa, from Egypt to the Canary Islands, passing through Morocco, and who used to share roots and common cultural and linguistic features.

The Amazigh origins of the first settlers of the Islands and the interactions taking place between Canarians and Berbers during centuries have led to a cultural exchange of which some vestiges remain, yet these are not so evident nowadays.

KINO AIT IDRISSEN

Born in Alhucemas-Morocco, but currently living in Tenerife-Canary Islands, Kino Ait Idrissen is an outstanding player of mandola, oud, guembri and some other Arabic percussion instruments. Kino Ait Idrissen's music shows a deep knowledge of the instruments, melodies, rhythms and chants from both regions.

BESELCH RODRÍGUEZ

Beselch Rodríguez is one of the most relevant representatives of the new generation of timple players interested in searching a global sound starting from tradition. He has recorded three studio albums and has been awarded several awards. Furthermore, he has created and produced many shows with the timple as a central element and introduced a new electric timple of his own creation.

TEAM

GUEMBRI, MANDOLA, OUD PERCUSSIONS AND VOICE

Kino Ait Idrissen

TIMPLE

Beselch Rodríguez

MUSICIANS

Akior García (drum set)

Luis Suárez (percussions)

Ehedey Sosa (electric bass)

David González (piano and keyboards)

Mateo Felipe (voice)

SOUND TECHNICIAN

David Correa

Music

Track artwork
Beselch Rodríguez
Chalaba
03:42
SoundCloud
Like
27
Track artwork
Beselch Rodríguez
La Meda
04:13
SoundCloud
Like
138
Track artwork
Beselch Rodríguez
Tanganillo Moruno
03:24
SoundCloud
Like
24

Photos

MAAgadir, Morocco
In operation since: 
2018

Contact

+34636298639
Beselch Rodríguez González

Followers (53)

Following (76)

Advert
Join the Music In Africa Premium Exposure Plan today.