Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum Mezmur - Algher


"Algher" - Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum Mezmur

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  • Artist:Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum Mezmur
  • release year:2020
  • style(s):
    • Desert Blues
    • World Jazz
  • country:Niger
  • catalogue numberPIR3370S1
  • formats:
    • Online only
    • Single

A pan-African All-Star band merging two cultures: desert blues man Alhousseini Anivolla (Niger) meets jazz guitarist Girum Mezmur (Ethiopia) for an album of repetitive grooves, hypnotic jams and raw guitar sounds. Their debut ”Afropentatonism” will be released 3 July 2020 by Piranha Records.

“Algher (Peace)“ is a first taste of the trance-inducing sounds of this six piece band. The single, to be released on 22 May 2020, conveys all the warmth of North African blues music, while carrying the grit of the Saharan wind. Nigerian singer/guitarist Alhousseini Anivolla sings in his native tongue Tamashek about a conflict-laden region, speaking directly to the younger generation with messages of protecting peace. The enchanting sound of the masinko, the one-stringed Ethiopian violin, combined with warm acoustic guitars and Alhousseini’s deeply felt vocals create a dreamy, yet rugged atmosphere.


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