A colorful and exuberant ensemble led by Laïla Amezian and Laurent Blondiau Together they gather 18 top vocalists and musicians from very different horizons to create a contemporary musical performance. Reinterpreting the traditions of the Ghanayats and Shikhats, female musicians who fought for freedom of expression in Morocco at the end of the 19th century, this joyful band offers an explosive chaabi groove with enchanting vocals and breathtaking brass instruments.
Laïla Amezian, Emanuela Lodato, Farida Zouj, Marie-Ange Teuwen & Fatou Traoré: vocals
B’net Chaabi – Jamila Akhdim, Karima Arabi, Kawtar Abdoune & Mehdiya Sultana: vocals & percussion
Laurent Blondiau & Pauline Leblond: trumpet
Toine Thys & Grégoire Tirtiaux: saxophone
Michel Massot, Nabou Claerhout & Adrien Lambinet: tuba & trombones
Jean Gnonlonfoun: drums
Ahmed Khaili: percussion