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Indigènes • Interview with Ammar 808

Écrit par sur 7 juin 2018

Festival Indigènes took place at Stéréolux and under the Nefs from 1st-3rd June, bringing together an array of diverse indie artists from all over the world. Artists came from Colombia, New Zealand, South Africa and Tunisia among more. We took The Afternoon Show took Stéréolux and broadcast live from their entrance hall among the buzz of festival preparation. Owen and Ellen had the pleasure of welcoming Sofyann Ben Youssef, aka Ammar 808, onto the show, who’s timing on arriving at our set up was impeccable. He spoke to us about Ammar 808 & The Maghreb United, a key member of which being a drum machine. Having studied traditional Arabic music, Sofyann explains how he brings together his musical background with a drum machine to “imagine a different Maghreb”. Ammar 808 is reimagining what the future could be for North Africa with a dynamic, all immersive, visual live show, and album coming out on 15th June.

For more interviews from the festival check out our festival page…

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