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Labess: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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This Algerian and Canadian band proves that music has no boundaries even in times of isolation. Recording its set from France and Colombia, Labess blends flamenco and Gypsy jazz-influenced North African chaabi into energetic soul music with a nonstop beat. Singing in Arabic, French and Spanish, lead vocalist Nedjim Bouizzoul mixes realism and hope, gentleness and fury, in stories about exile that illustrate the joys and the distress that pave the road from the native countries to new homes and back again. Through his poetry, he proposes we reflect on cultural diversity and the necessity to unite, no matter our differences.

SET LIST

"Yal Maknin"
"Yemma"
"La Vida Es Un Carnaval"

MUSICIANS

Nedjim Bouizzoul: lead vocals, guitar (France)
Simon Demouveaux: banjo, oud (France)
Rabah Khalfa: derbouka, chorus (France)
Simon Lannoy: cello (France)
Loran Bozic: violin (France)
Pierre Bonnet: bass (France)
Mike Rajamahendra: drum (France)
François Taillefer: percussion (France)
Julio Frias: percussion (Colombia)
Miche Molina: accordion (Colombia)
Javier Villa: trombone (Colombia)
Rafael "Pachalo" Gavilan: trumpet (Colombia)
Moises Marquez Leyva: saxophonist (Colombia)

CREDITS

Producer: Arte de Luz
Video: Victor Delfim
Audio: Arnaud "Peck" Dervaux
Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST
TINY DESK TEAM

Producer: Bob Boilen
Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
Tiny Production Team: Kara Frame, Maia Stern
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

GLOBALFEST TEAM

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2021 Curators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin, and Viviana Benitez
Event Producer: Ian Thake
Host: Angélique Kidjo
Social Media Manager: Valerie French
Publicity: Brendan Gilmartin, Chart Room Media
Legal Services: Tamizdat
Legal Services: Duane Morris
Producer: THE OFFICE performing arts + film
Video Production: MODEMA Studios
Category
Jazz
Tags
NPR, NPR Music, National Public Radio
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