Artist Profiles: Hassan Erraji

Hassan Erraji

Hassan Erraji offers a complete performance of Arabic music and song from North Africa, whether solo or with his innovative band Arabesque. Erraji is a stunning musician on the ud, Arabic harp, Ney, violin and a range of percussion, as well as being a seductive and dramatic singer. His group brings a touch of jazz to the traditional sounds of Morocco and performances are often enhanced with the addition of an African dancer. Workshops taught by Erraji are available for all age groups in music, percussion, song and dance.

Discography:

Nikriz (Riverboat Records, 1989)
Ia Dounia (Riverboat Records, 1990)
Marhaba (Riverboat Records, 1993)
Music For The Arabian Dulcimer & Lute (Saydisc, 1996)
Awal Mara (World Village, 2010)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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