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Category: gimbri (aka gumbri)

Tuesday, March 9th

sounds of Morocco and New York

Innov Gnawa, “Foulani Hiriza & Soye,” live, New York, 2015

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, December 22nd

more

Hamid Drake (drums, percussion; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Michael Zerang (drums, percussion), Joshua Abrams (bass, gumbri), Ayako Kato (movement), live, Chicago (Constellation), last night

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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Don’t say my hut has nothing to offer:
come and I will share with you
the cool breeze that fills my window.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by John Stevens

Thursday, May 31st

Morocco to Brooklyn to Marfa

Innov Gnawa, live, Marfa, Texas, 4/13/18

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night

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Taking a break—back in a while.

Tuesday, May 24th

sounds of Morocco

Mourad Belouadi, “Mawama,” live, Morocco (M’hamid), 2014


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random thoughts

Note to self: Let your mind be occupied, fully, by the Other.

Saturday, February 27th

sounds of Morocco

Mahmoud Guinia (1951-2015), gimbri (aka guembri, sintir), live, Morocco (Marrakesh), 2015


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Four negatives make a positive.

—John Ashbery (1927-), “The Pie District” (excerpt), Breezeway (2015)

Wednesday, 1/5/11

1, 2, 3 strings—that’s all

Maalem Ben Aissa, AKA Maalem Benaissa (gumbri [aka gimbri]), live, Algieria (Algiers), 2007

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Tuesday, 10/19/10

recipe

3 strings

~20 hands

~10 voices

2 feet

Mix lightly; let rise.

Malem Mustafa Bakbou, gimbri; live; Gnawa lila; Morocco (Marrekech), 1990

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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

—Samuel Beckett, Worstword Ho (1983)

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