Gabacho Maroc

Gabacho Maroc
Gabacho Maroc
  • country:Morocco
  • region:North Africa
  • style(s):Gnawa, World Jazz
  • label:Label oued
  • type:Band
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, percussion, visual, singer songwriter, jazz combo
  • artist submitted by:Label Oued

Line up

  • Aziz fayet (vocals - percussion)
  • Charley Rose (Alto sax)
  • Eric Oxandaburu (Bass)
  • Frédéric Faure (n'goni - percussion)
  • Hamid Moumen (vocals - guembri)
  • Illyes Ferfera (Tenor sax)
  • Maximilien Helle-Forget (Keyboards)
  • Vincent Thomas (Drums)


By combining Western, Arabic and African influences and crossing boundaries with brilliance, Gabacho Maroc have developed their own unique flair. If their debut album BISSARA (Label Oued, 2014) communicated a joyful positive feeling, their live performances are a unique experience – a cocktail of rhythms enriched by the soft and captivating voice of Gnawa Maâlem Hamid Moumem. The eight artists complement each other in a perfect way. The wealth of traditional instruments like guembry, n’goni, djembe, Moroccan frame drums and metal castanets sit perfectly in a bed of bass/kit drums section, electric keyboards and saxophones. Get ready for a fully Moroccan-inspired party!
In 2015, Gabacho Maroc played in more than 40 festivals on four continents (Europe, America, Africa, Asia) and was nominated for best african jazz band of the year for the African Music Awards (Afrima).


Gabacho Maroc