IMODDA

Live Act Blues
IMODDA - Blues Live Act in Merzouga

IMODDA Short Info

IMODDA is the band that brought modern Tuareg music to Morocco. Starting from very humble roots, the group has worked their way to playing at major festivals and concerts all around Morocco. Their style, desert blues, bridges between their original culture and a modern inspiration, first developed by Ali Farka Toure in Mali. Like many of the North African desert blues groups, IMODDA uses electric guitars and jambes to fuse between traditional and modern sounds. However, IMODDA’s sound has its own unique take on the genre. In their yet to be released upcoming album, Tisslit, IMODDA has experimented with mixing reggae rhythms with the desert blues and the result is hypnotic, Azur, their new style....
Their lyrics are ardently committed to preserving and engaging with their Amazigh (Berber) culture while at the same time producing rhythms that, although localized, are universally enjoyable.

IMODDA is the band that brought modern Tuareg music to Morocco. Starting from very humble roots, the group has worked their way to playing at major festivals and concerts all around Morocco. Their style, desert blues, bridges between their original culture and a modern inspiration, first developed by Ali Farka Toure in Mali. Like many of the North African desert blues groups, IMODDA uses electric guitars and jambes to fuse between traditional and modern sounds. However, IMODDA’s sound has its own unique take on the genre. In their yet to be released upcoming album, Tisslit, IMODDA has experimented with mixing reggae rhythms with the desert...

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Past Gigs IMODDA

  • 04 | 2015 Merzouga/Morocco Festival International de Merzouga des musiques du monde
  • 04 | 2014 Merzouga/Morocco Festival International de Merzouga des musiques du monde
  • 12 | 2013 Agadir/Morocco MAA
  • 03 | 2013 Merzouga/Morocco Festival International de Merzouga des musiques du monde
  • 11 | 2012 Merzouga/Morocco Festival International de Merzouga des musiques du monde
  • 11 | 2012 M’hamid Elghizlane/ Morocco Taragalte Festival
  • 08 | 2012 Merzouga/Morocco Tamazight d'Tmazight
  • 05 | 2012 Rissani/Morocco La amazighité culture et créativité
  • 03 | 2012 Erfoud/Morocco BMW Festival
  • 03 | 2012 Ouarzazat/Morocco The Earth Summit
  • 01 | 2012 NKob/Morocco Ahidous AitAtta Festival

Media

  • Sound Timnadine
  • Sound Tamxmaxt
  • Sound Adwal
  • Sound Amalu
  • Sound Arhal
  • Sound Tafruxt
  • Sound Tamara
  • Sound El'fal
  • Sound Tanemmirt i udrar

Origin

  • Merzouga MA

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • Hmad Laarossi guitar, vocals, composition & flute
  • Mustafa Ouhaga bass, choirs, guitar & vocals
  • Ydir Alla drums, percussion, guitar, choirs & flute
  • Mohammed Aithssaine guitar, choirs, bass
  • Brahim Laarossi percussion, choirs