Pandemic presents: Group Doueh
Saharan sand-blizzard of crushed glass will grind your face to a bloody pulp.
guests Dj Edgar Um & Pandemic Pete plus local support TBA
tickets $18 advance $23 at the door (limited capacity) http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3057436
Biography Group Doueh have been playing in and around their native Dakhla, in the Western Sahara for over 27 years.
Group Doueh play raw and unfiltered Saharawi music from the former colonial Spanish outpost of the Western Sahara. Doueh (pronounced Doo-way) is their leader and a master of the electric guitar. Hes been performing since he was a child playing in many groups before finally creating his own in the 1980s. Doueh says hes Influenced by western pop and rock music especially Jimi Hendrix and James Brown. His sound is distorted, loud and unhinged with an impressive display of virtuosity and style only known in this part of the world. His wife Halima and friend Bashiri are the two vocalists in the group. Saharawi songs are from the sung poetry of the Hassania language. The music is based on the same modal structure as Mauritanian music, however, Douehs style is a looser appropriation infused with a western guitar scope, one that relies, in his words, as much on Hendrix as it does traditional Sahrawi music. It also adds a playful pop element that rarely filters through in this region