RELEASED IN 2016 OUT OF LONDON FOR UK & THE WORLD
Look South, El Foukr R'Assembly's debut EP, was conceived and composed during a Saharan trip across far-flung districts hovering over Algeria, Niger and Libya. The 6-track release is the sound manifesto of a journey blending Algerian Rai and Desert Blues into Sufi Chants and Electro-House.
Exuberant energy of a revamped Sahelo-Algerian groove stands out majestically, along with a strand of hypnotic trance of desert rituals accented by hand clapping and ululating.
All the while, the mesmerising lead vocals elevate farther 'Look South' musical fulfilment.
" Solidly engaging North Africa roots-pop ... ecstatic vocal performance. ...We look forward to a full album"
Afropop Worldwide - New York City
TO BE RELEASED IN MID 2018
It was a curious affair indeed how this EP came together. In a popular quarter on the fringes of the Ghanian capital Accra, El Foukr R'Assembly turned a derelict beach residence into a bustling creation hotspot.
For several weeks, Ghanian, West African and international musicians passing-by kept on flocking in every day to jam, chat and share.
It was amidst this convivial ambiance that El Foukr R'Assembly second EP saw birth, embellished by Ghanian High-Life, Burkinabe Mandingue, Afro-Rumba and Electro-Dub.
Shackles No More - Live from Brillobox, PA, USA
Pain Retreat - Live from Bedford Av, PA, USA
Tatale - Live from WFMU Radio, NJ, USA
Kayahe - Live from Algiers, Algeria
Video - 35 minutes of live studio
Video - playlist from live studio
Audio - 100 minutes of live studio