Brahim Fribgane

 // Morocco

Joining Majid Bekkas Gnawa Ensemble on the fall 2012 Caravanserai music residency tour is Moroccan-American oud master Brahim Fribgane. Based in New York City, Brahim Fribgane has shared the diverse music of his homeland with audiences all over the world. His style is a tapestry woven from North African Gnawa, Berber, Arab, and Andalusian music traditions. A multi-instrumentalist and percussionist, Fribgane is best known for fusing Moroccan folk songs and traditional Arab melodies with contemporary jazz, samba, reggae, and blues techniques. He has performed in major festivals and concerts across the globe with a diverse roster of artists including Hassan Hakmoun, Will Calhoun, Adam Rudlolph, Qawal Najumuddin Saifuddin & Brothers, Zakir Hussain, Pete Seger, and Medeski Martin & Wood. 

Audio tracks courtesy of Club d'Elf. Artist photo by Mark Wilson.

Brahim Fribgane, 2012. Photo by Mark Wilson.
Brahim Fribgane, 2012. Photo by Mark Wilson.
Brahim Fribgane in concert
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Brahim Fribgane - Ghir Khoudouni (excerpt)
Brahim Fribgane - Sidi Rabi (excerpt)