Hit The Road Music Studio: Izouran N-Sahara

We are excited to host a new monthly section on Rhythm Passport curated by the nice people, travellers at heart and music lovers at Hit The Road Music Studio

In 2018, they hit the road from Poland to Morocco on their “magic bus”, a fully equipped caravan with professional studio recording equipment as well as cameras, to film and record live sessions with local musicians.

Check out the latest episode of their adventure and get the good music rolling…

Izouran N-Sahara (Roots of the Desert) represent the rich and diverse culture of Tagounite and M’hamid El Ghizlane in southeastern Morocco.

Fusing traditional music styles of the Amazigh and Aarib people of the Sahara Desert, Izouran N-Sahara presents a new generation’s efforts to bring the storied traditional music cultures of their ancestors into the future. Singing in the languages of Tamazigh and Arabic, the band embraces the cultural diversity of their home region, which they see as a great but underrepresented strength within Morocco.

The songs of the band are talking about the situation of the nomadic people with a message of love, peace and tolerance.

Izouran N-Sahara recorded their debut EP in Rabat, Morocco, during the Visa for Music showcase.

We recorded three more songs together in an old, traditional mud house in the desert and targeting to finish the mixing and production of the their first album in Spring 2020

The video is the first single of the new album and we hope you like it”. (Subtitles included in English, German and Polish)

We had a fantastic time recording together and became very good friends with the musicians. I’m impressed by how they manage to organise themselves and have the motivation to bring their music out from the desert to the world – This is just the kind of band we love to support through our project.

Next sessions: Sadly, due to the pandemic and safety concerns, all concerts have been cancelled for now.

(Ady + Kasia – Hit the Road Music Studio)

Photo ©: Nader Koujout