Nedjim Bouizoul was born in Algeria and started playing music since he was 13. He has emerged on the Canadian music scene whipping melodies in the growing bowl of fusion. OK, It's not completely new, but in my opinion it is perhaps the most successful produced fusion music in the North African scene these days. It is deeply rooted in Gypsy music from Spain. Although I would want Nedjim, the artist behind this genre, to experiment with Gypsy music from different parts of the world especially from Eastern Europe, like Hungary, or even Kazakhstan. In his fusion, you can still hear Algerian chaabi and urban Gnawi. Perhaps why not drill deeper into the North African landscape and look for our own melodies from the nomads, shepherds and Gypsies, the type of music and instruments that do not usually make it to TV or big production houses. I particularly enjoyed jewish folk sounds and Klezmer melodies. Here's a brief statement from the Algerian artist Nedjim Bouizoul:
Mon répertoire est une fusion de plusieurs styles musicaux tels que : La rumba gitane, le flamenco, le gnawa, le chaabi et les musiques traditionnelles de l'Afrique du nord. Je m'inspire des rythmes d'origines des peuples gitans et nomades pour relater mon propre exil. Pour retrouver ces sonorités riches et pures je suis en constante recherche musicale. En plus de la guitare classique, je maccompagne de divers instruments tels : le guembri, la mandole, les quarquabus, la darbouka et le djembé.
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