Moroccan gnawa rhythms meet Mbalax percussion on Electric Jalaba’s new LP

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Infusing the trance-like rhythms with cosmic synthesizers and dub elements.

Electric Jalaba are releasing their third album, titled El Hal / The Feeling, via Strut this March.

El Hal / The Feeling was improvised in their south London studio, with the band layering traditional gnaway rhythms with spaced-out synthesizers, mbalax dance percussion, and dub elements.

Electric Jalaba features gnawa player Simo Lagnawi, drummer Dave De Rose, producer / bassist Olly Keen, producer / player Henry Keen, multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Keen, and singer / multi-instrumentalist Barnaby Keen.

It marks Electric Jalaba’s third album, following the release of Merhaba in 2015.

Pre-order El Hal / The Feeling here in advance of its 19th March release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Tora Tora
2. Cubaili Ba
3. Agia Hausa
4. Daimla
5. Fulan
6. Shabakru
7. Briando
8. Tugra
9. Hindewu
10. Lagmami