$30 advance / $35 day of show | 18+
Standing room only with limited unreserved seating
The legendary Group Doueh was founded in the 1980s and has been playing in and around their native Dakhla, the capital of the Morrocan administrative region Dakla-Oued Ed-Dahad in the Western Sahara, ever since. Doueh, their founder and leader, is a master on the electric guitar. His sound is distorted, loud and unhinged, with an impressive display of virtuosity and style. Group Doueh has a powerful presence in their live performances, entrancing their audiences with their raw and unfiltered Saharawi music from the former colonial Spanish outpost of the Western Sahara. With Doueh’s electric guitar brilliance and the soaring vocal interplay of his wife Halima Jakani and friend Bashiri Touballi, Group Doueh powerfully performs songs from the sung poetry of the Hassania language.
Opening for Group Doueh will be Innov Gnawa, a local young musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s venerable gnawa music tradition in NYC.
On 10/2 there will be a film screening of “Oulaya’s Wedding” (a documentary about the week-long celebration of Doueh and Halima’s eldest daughter, Oulaya) at The New School (55 W 13th Street). Rich and intimate, the beautiful film provides an insightful look at not only the lavish wedding celebration of the daughter of the leader of Group Doueh, one of the most popular bands in Dakhla, but also the lives of the people of Dakhla – their music, ceremonies and homes.
Followed by a Q&A afterwards with director Hisham Mayet.
Free for New School students and staff (please bring ID)