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Adnane Ben.
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The Legacy of Jil Jilala
12:00:00 AM Saturday Jan 8, 2005

Longtemps considere comme le rival le plus serieux de Nass El Ghiwan, le groupe Jil Jilala use pourtant d'un style qui n'a rien a voir avec celui de la formation casablancaise (rare point commun: certains des membres sont passes aussi par le theatre). Fonde en 1973 a Marrakesh, Jil Jilala puis a d'autre sources son inspiration et rassemble des individualites talentueuses issues d'horizons differents. On y retrouve le percussioniste et compositeur Delham, Tahiri, le maitre des instruments a cordes, Hassan, chanteur et percussioniste, Miloud, egalement compositeur et joueur de bouzouk, Mustapha Baqbou, virtuose de la sanitra, et, force de frappe vocale de la bande, Sakina qui apporte une excellente touche de feminite.

En plus du malhun, la poesie chantee en semi-dialectal chere aux artisans des villes imperiales marocaines, les Jil Jilala ont assimile les rythmes du ayt marrakshi (litteralement: le cri; c'est aussi un genre lance par les Cheikhate et ponctue par un claquement frenetique des mains), les melodies des comptines populaires et un zeste de Aissawa. Plus tard, sur les conseils de Baqbou, ils introduiront le mode gnawi mais, au commencement, ils s'appuient essentielement sur un registre folk, jouant sur les modulations vocales et remettant a l'honneur des vieux textes du malhun.

Leur premier album sort en 1974 et rencontre un vif succes du autant a leur look soixante-huitard qu'a leur propos critiques (sur le monde arabe notamment) enveloppes dans un emballage metaphorique. Entre 1973 et 1976, Jil Jilala devient l'un des groupes les plus importants du Maroc, attirant a chacun de ses passages, aussi bien localement qu'a l'etranger (un magnifique Olympia, entre autres), une foule impressionnante. Progressivement, on note une evolution vers l'electro-acoustique et une tonalite plus marquee par la tradition de Marrakesh et, en 1986, apres avoir assure la premiere partie de Jimmy Cliff a Casablanca, Jil Jilala rajoute une section cuivres. Depuis, la formation, sur le declin, a tout de meme effectue plusieurs tournees avant de s'effacer definitivement du circuit.

I share with you some Jil Jilala classic picks from an old tape (disques gam). However, if you like their music you should buy their albums:

- Sir a Naker La7ssan (Go away ingrate)
- Rbi3 (The Spring)
- Sham3a (The Candle)
- Ya Lotf Allah (Mercy of God)

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2:14 pm    October 21, 2007

Mush message
These are all great songs, I am looking for Mzin Ousoulek which seems to be unreachable. Do you know where I can find it? Thank you.

4:47 am    February 14, 2005
Qasem, here you are

1:16 am    February 14, 2005
14 an ever growing fan of nikkfurie after hearing "a l menthe" and was wondering if anyone knew anymore of his work with techno and mixing like that?...or of any other artists with the same genre of music

6:12 am    February 11, 2005
Thank sa lot for this beautiful legacy. Especially the candle of si Toulali, a real jewel. Allah yneffe3na b barakat lli fatouna.

3:40 am    February 10, 2005

12:50 pm    February 9, 2005
thank you guys for posting this selection, i know jil lilala but i haven't listen to them for a while i'm rediscovering a magnificent group they really represent what is morocco all about. is there any way to have the lyrics there is alot of words that i can't quite understand. thank u again

9:03 am    February 4, 2005
3aber Sabeel
You can find every moroccan Artist you might think of."or almost".. check it out


4:40 am    January 27, 2005

4:40 am    January 27, 2005
salam alikoum la musique marocaine de veint de plus en plus celebre ds la monde et le bon exemple est la chason de Najat 3tabou (Hadi kedba bayna) kon ecoute ces jours la sur viva....pour plus dinfos sur pr dautre type de musique...
salam alikoum

1:25 pm    January 25, 2005
wa Sahbi:
immediate time travel. So many memories: A Marrackech, ElMaghrib, the bitter memory de la jeunesse perdue.... the pleasure of seeing them play in small informal concerts in houses, I was actually at that Jimmy Cliff concert when they played.

"l'insouciance" but also all those youth ideals of what needs to be done/changed. the day will come to affect change incha'allah. Not sure where they are now but may the spirit of Jil Jillala free speech, constructive criticism and grassroot involvement live!


6:38 am    January 25, 2005
the hip hop erased from my mind but i got them back tnx to all y`all

10:10 am    January 12, 2005
Truly Jil Jilala....

Man I get the chills still listening to these revolutionary minds along with Nass lGhiwan. Both groups compliment each other to represent a mind set during a period of time in a Morocco much different from today's.

I think I have submitted this link before but I have to do it again. has all kinds of Moroccan music. While I am at it, I have to pay homage and bow to my Moroccan queen of music "Amina Alaoui". Just pronouncing her name fills me with great pride to know that Morocco can produce just HIGH quality artists. I think she deserves a better national recognition than there is now. Anyway going back to Jil Jilala, how about "Shmi3a" an old classic that they performed it soooo well...I was hooked on that song for months.

Adnane to your credit, we've had our disagreements through civilized conversation, but I hope you know that I have always respected your work on the website and the choises of topics that are mostly in interesting. Keep up the good topics, and thank you on my behalf and that of many Moroccans overseas.

Thank you,


7:47 pm    January 11, 2005

Rasta Gnawi message
I remember in the late 80's studying for the baccalaureat and listening to this very tape. Nas Lghiwan's Mehmouma and Marcel Khalifah were also favorites then.

At the time I saw this thing on tv. It was a play, but studio-made in Fes I think. It was a rendition of the song Rbi3 below. It was a love story, even-though the song has clear sufi meanings. Anyway, listening to that song brings back happy memories from that time (going to the hammam on sunday night before school starts on Monday, coming home watching Al Usbou3 Arryadi, and then putting the tape in that old sanyo player and doing more math problems.)

How did life get so complicated?

Keep up the good work.

Rasta G.


2:59 pm    January 10, 2005

4:48 pm    January 8, 2005
I remember I heard this song long time ago back home. I really liked it but I could never get the chance to listen to it again....thanks!

Request: Can we get the opportunity to listen to some of Na3ima Samih ( 3la ghafla) ?


12:52 am    January 8, 2005

Adnane Ben. message
I dedicate these classic picks to my brother Amine, it's nice to see that old green tape has survived all these years since high school.

Also I just feel the last song "Ya Lotf Allah" is extremely powerful when you correlate it to current events around the world including The man-made misunderstanding of the image of Islam, the wars going on... and sadly enough the recent Tsunami in southern Asia. The song is filled with beautiful verses that help see things a little bit clearer and helps along the way. Hopefully it'll bring to you some wisdom. I hope it will make us look back at 2004 in retrospect and set resolutions for 2005 to live by chastity of soul, behaviour and deeds and live by Islam in the USA and elsewhere without feeling uncomfortable.

May after all, that was the message of the legacy of Jil Jilala.


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