Curating: Gnawa Soul Night w/ Samir Langus & Daniel Freedman
May 18, 2019
New York City
Nublu 151
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Gnawa Soul Night w/ Samir Langus & Daniel Freedman

Nublu 151 — May 18th — 8pm


Samir Langus- Guimbri, Qarqaba and Vocals

Daniel Freedman- Drums and Percussion

Amino Belyamani- Vocals and  Qarqaba

Abdelrahim Hakmoun -Vocals and Qarqaba

Brian Marsella- Fender Rhodes and Keyboards

MundosMusic presents a unique collaboration between Samir Langus and Daniel Freedman. combining the ritual trance music of Morocco’s Black Culture with the best of NY improvisation. The collaboration hypnotic, joyful and deeply funky. 

Gnawa Music is believed to heal people possessed by Jinns or spirits.

Samir Langus, is a Grammy nominated musician, born and raised in the city of Agadir, Morocco. LanGus began learning Gnawa, when he was 8 years old from the Gnawa Masters of Morocco. He is a cofounder of the acclaimed group Innov Gnawa.

Daniel Freedman is a world recognized drummer/percussionist and composer who has toured and recorded with artists such as David Byrne and Angelique Kidjo. A native New Yorker, Daniel studied with masters such as Max Roach and Billy Higgins and later studied and played with master musicians in Morocco, Mali, Senegal and Cuba.

As a bandleader his latest release “Imagine That” received five stars in Downbeat Magazine and they wrote,” Daniel Freedman has quietly, almost surreptitiously, become a primal force, creating a kind of people’s music built on rustling folk rhythms, ethnic melodies and joyous performances.”