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            [field24] => Léa Capdevielle
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            [field24] => Elsa Romagny
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Labess - Gipsy Chaabi
Labess - Gipsy Chaabi

Labess

Gipsy Chaabi

It is on the road to exile that the group Labess meets its musical identity. Plural, free, alive. Nourished by the Algerian roots and the vast journey of the artist Nedjim Bouizzoul. Labess opens a singular musical path beyond borders.

Labess is a journey. It begins in Algiers, in the working-class district of Hussein-Dey. Nedjim Bouizzoul grew up surrounded by the chaâbi music of his musical "big brothers". Carried by the freedom with which music travels, and the Arabic language when it frees itself from literary codes. He is thirsty for elsewhere. Nedjim is looking for his voice, his way. Deep inside him, a call resounds, that of his guitar and of North America. It was with his family, his mother and his sisters that he migrated to Quebec. He was 18 years old. There, he plays in the street or in the metro, to earn enough money to have a coffee or to eat. Nedjim Bouizzoul defines himself as a street musician. Self-taught, he discovers the concert cafés and who says journey says meeting. Then came his first musical collaborations. Encouraged, he understands by playing with others that the exile lived intimately is conjugated in the plural. This is the birth of Labess, the name of the group and of the first album, in French: Tout va bien (2007). A music open to the four winds of the world: African sounds, gypsy rumba, flamenco... 

In this universal proposal, the chaâbi is always present, like this question: who am I? The albums Identité (2012) and La Route (2016) bear witness to this trajectory, where the origin catches up with us, rubs up against the outside and frees itself. The roots come to the surface, in exile. The voice rises in several languages, Algerian dialectal Arabic, Spanish, French. Deep and committed. Nedjim lived for two years in Colombia where the sounds vibrated with the great history of the first African slaves exiled in Latin America. The music reveals to him the roots that the Arab and Spanish cultures share in depth. His encounters with the geniuses of Colombian music stirred his creativity, which gave birth to this fourth album in 2021. Like a return to his roots. It is called Yemma (mother). A return to the motherland, which cradled him in chaâbi. Starting point of the exile. He pays tribute to his mother who sacrificed everything to give him a chance to fly away. Like the bird in Ammar Ezahi's song, he remembers the time when he was free. The journey continues, and Labess is euphoric in North Africa and everywhere else. Like in France, where he has been anchored for several years. The street musician is great. And his voice carries far into the horizon. Finally, to the question who am I? Nedjim answers: "a little from each country I visit, a little from each musician I meet". A plural and intimate music. Inhabited. Free. 

 

 

 

Website www.labess.com

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Booking

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Concerts

  • 7 Jun 24
    Labess

    Ile de Batz-PAB
    Île-de-Batz, France

  • 20 Jun 24
    Labess

    Le Bateau Lavoir, Nantes
    Nantes, France

  • 29 Jun 24
    Labess

    Festival d'Essaouira 2024
    Casablanca, Morocco

  • 14 Jul 24
    Labess

    Chez Brigitte,  Ile de Sein (29)
    Île-de-Sein, France

  • 20 Jul 24
    Labess

    Festival Grandeur Nature 2024
    Graulhet, France

  • 25 Jul 24
    Labess

    Club Gretchen, Berlin
    Berlin, Germany

  • 26 Jul 24
    Labess

    Burg Herzberg Festival 2024
    Breitenbach am Herzberg, Germany

  • 27 Jul 24
    Labess

    BARDENTREFFEN / STADT NURNBERG
    Nürnberg, Germany

  • 22 Aug 24
    Labess

    THÉÂTRE ARDOISE, Oléron
    Allards, France

  • 23 Aug 24
    Labess

    Bel été à Bourges 2024
    Bourges, France

  • 27 Sep 24
    Labess

    Knust, Hambourg ( Trio)
    Hamburg, Germany

  • 28 Sep 24
    Labess

    IMPORT-EXPORT (trio)
    Munich, Germany

  • 24 Oct 24
    Labess

    LE ROCHER DE PALMER
    Cenon, France

  • 14 Nov 24
    Labess

    L’Olympia
    Paris, France

  • 16 May 25
    Labess

    Salle Jeanne D'arc, Le Croisic
    Le Croisic, France