OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017 European Tour
Generally available during the year for festivals and special events
Album release: May 2017 via Glitterbeat Records
Ifriqiyya Electrique´s album audio extracts
We got lost for months, immersed in Djerid, the desert of salt and the oases of the Tunisian South, recording, filming, working and composing with the Banga community – the former Haussa black slaves. Neither musical notes nor tempo were changed. We let the devils communicate with COMPUTERS and ELECTRIC GUITARS to recompose together this adorcist rite of possession and trance. We were aware that from Djerid to the discos of Ibiza and the Moscow rock clubs the NEED TO FORGET ONESELF, to rise, was absolutely identical. Blood and sweat were intermingled, the final point of no return had been crossed, the veil had been lifted from the normal : nobody and nothing would ever be the same again.
Throughout we filmed more than 300 hours as we followed the various rites of the Banga. A film has been realised and is projected in concert, giving the audience the opportunity to lose itself in the immensity of the desert wilderness, in the haunting yells and shouts of the Banga adepts.
IFRIQIYYA ELECTRIQUE is a unique project. More than a concert, it is the true Sidi Marzûq adorcist rite and trance as practised by the Banga community. A performance with Banga musicians interacting with Electronics and Amps. A recomposed music, a Transcendental and Post-industrial Ceremony.
July 15 - Colour Meeting, CZ
July 26 - FMM Sines Festival, PT
July 29 - Womad Festival, UK
August 3 - Urkult Festival, SE