Artist profile: Mouna Eddrou
Mouna Eddrou was born in Meknès, Morocco and moved to France at an early age. She comes form a family of musicians heavily involved in some of Morocco’s mystic Sufi styles of music such as El Touate, Aissawa and Gnaoua.
Mouna is an outstanding and versatile vocalist and percussionist.
She plays congas, the bendir (North African frame drum), karkabet, djembe and the West African “casse-casse” among others.
She studied at the “C.I.A.M.” music school in Bordeaux, France and was at the same time taught by and played with visiting musicians from Cuba and Brazil. She has also studied singing and percussion in Cuba.
She has played with “Macunaima” one of France’s top samba schools with whom she played an active role in carnivals and stage performances.
In the UK, she was a founding member of The Moroccan’Roll Convention, played extensively on the London scene with “Haleshla” and played and toured with artists such as Hassan Erraji from Morocco.
She is currently working on the new Syriana album, “Syriana 1325” which is based in Morocco and “Chaka Chouka” with Haji Mike, Bernard O’neill and Simon.