20 Jan - 6 Feb 2022

Bab L' Bluz and support


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29th Jan 2022
Drygate Brewery
£15.40* includes booking fee
Age restrictions
Over 14s only. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
Seating Type
Seated and Standing
Celtic Connections 2022
In the words of Bab L’Bluz frontwoman Yousra Mansour: “More than anything, we’re a rock band.” Instead of guitar and bass, however, the Moroccan/French quartet wield the guembri, a traditional three-stringed lute, while their musical roots lie in the trance-like grooves of Gnawa music, a centuries-old amalgam of ancestral West African traditions with Arab-Muslim and native Berber influences. Staking their own arresting claim on Africa’s map of reclaimed original blues, their fearlessly freewheeling yet tautly focused debut album, 2020’s Nayda!, draws on a global stylistic melting-pot, from US psychedelia to Indian sitar riffs, down’n’dirty funk to classical Arabic poetry. 

“A thrilling manifesto of expansive musical invention” (Songlines

Venue details

Drygate Brewery
85 Drygate
G4 0UT
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