Guide to the Week of Music: Innov Gnawa’s Amino Belyamani Sheds Light on Rare Moroccan Cassette Releases

Amino Belyamani, the Casablanca-born multi-instrumentalist known for his roles within Innov Gnawa and Dawn of Midi, has established a fascinating blog entitled Moroccan Tapes. Much like Brian Shimkovitz’s Awesome Tapes From Africa platform, the site is designed to shed light on rare cassette releases that aren’t thought to have reached an audience outside of their region of origin. While ATFA looks for music from across the continent, Belyamani’s platform is focuses solely on music from Africa’s Northernmost country, with early uploads including the captivating work of Archach, whose music combines the low tones of the guembri and the high tones of the banjo to beautiful effect. If you’re a fan of Moroccan music or are simply keen to find out more, check out the site here.

Read the full article over at the Guide to the World of Music here.