Hassan Erraji

  • Tuesday | 12.10.10
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £12.50 Gene...

The internationally acclaimed blind veteran master-musician & singer from Marrakesh and his hot new band of young jazzy Moroccan Rollers bring to life onstage a set of sensational new pieces featured on his long-awaited landmark September 2010 World Village album release Awal Mara.

Hassan Erraji is back with a brand new album, full of cracking new songs produced by Kaiser Chiefs and Embrace producer Dave Creffield, and with a fantastic dynamic young band to show that he is still one or the most important and influential artists on the world music stage. Hassan Erraji is a sightless Moroccan Master Musician – a singer-songwriter, multi instrumentalist, entertainer, arranger and composer with a highly respected international reputation and an inimitable stage presence..part oud-flailing Hendrix, part transmitter of ancient culture. He first rose to prominence as part of the UK’s nascent world music scene in the early 80s, and released a trio of seminal albums with his then band Arabesque on the Riverboat label. Hassan has graced major stages in many countries worldwide

‘Erraji is a virtuoso performer’ The Guardian

‘Steeped in ancient Berber culture and yet delivered with an undeniable rock’n’roll aesthetic’ Songlines 

‘A comeback album of pure excellence Harmonia Mundi

This seated concert will begin at 8pm but delicious food and drinks available in Picturehouse Cafe Bar from 5.30pm.