'He who crosses the desert is Master' Folani, gnawa chant.
Feeling is like the meeting of the wave with forces acting on the body - Gilles Deleuze in Francis Bacon, Logique de la Sensation, 1981
Marrakech Undermoon is the intimate fusion between electro- minimalism and sacred trance from time immemorial. Of the voices and vibrations of trance, drawn from bodies become sounds then compositions, a unique flavour is born.
Marrakech is the Gate of Black Africa, cross-roads of migratory flows across the continent. Home of the Seven Saints and the Seven Gates, this is the city of the Seven Mystic Colours of the Universe-River as represented, played and sung, danced and lived by the Gnaoua Masters.
The Creation of the Universe, the Unity of the Individual and the one of the Universe are celebrated in the journey through the Nights of the Seven Colours, each colour convoking the Presence of the Mlouks, the Genies, Bearers of the Invisible which dwells in voices and bodies. Each nocturnal gathering, each lila (night), reserved for initiates, reaches its end with a new birth when dawn comes, when the Sun returns.
Marrakech Undermoon – the Black Album – is the first of seven nights, each devoted to a colour, collected in Gnaoua Opera, the Night of the Source. The recordings, of which we propose a full translation, were made live under the Milky Way of the Medina of Marrakech.
Black is The Unknowable, The Ungraspable, The Beyond, The Invisible of the Universe and of the Body. It is also the Unheard.
Marrakech Undermoon – Minimal Trance : the sound of Marrakech.
This album content : 3 AUDIO CD + 1 BONUS CD-ROM with all lyrics in English and French for the first time ever.
The Sons of The Moon Ensemble have been the first Gnawa Band
to be invited at Fes Sacred Music Festival Edition 2008. The Ensemble (3 Masters and 15 dancers and musicians) has been invited at Essaouira in 2006 and at Festival Poésie Voix de la Méditerranée in 2006 and 2007 (France).
DJ Zitroz spinned at Pacha-Marrakech, Theatro, White Room and in Paris 's Club.He is the soundesigner of numerous private and corporate events in Marrakech with kamarstudios and produce minimal and house music.