New Chaka Chouka album “Sharka” out now!


New Chaka Chouka album “Sharka” out now!

Posted OnSeptember 28, 2020 0

Chaka Chouka: “Sharka”


New Chaka Chouka album “Sharka”

Simon is very proud to announce the release of the Chaka Chouka album “Sharka”  a collaborative lockdown project with Bernard O’neill, Haji Mike and Mouna Eddrou.

“Sharka” is a scintillating mix of reggae, Moroccan music and funk. Simon wrote the original music and plays drums, percussion, guitar and melodica

Bernard produced the album and plays bass, organ, keyboards and baritone guitar.

“Sharka” has lyrics in four different languages. Haji’s socially engaged dub poetry lyrics are complimented perfectly by Mouna’s Sufi inspired singing.

This vocal combination, thanks to Bernard’s excellent production remains a constant theme through out the album.

Morocco is a cultural crossroads where North African Berber culture meets the Middle East, the Sahara, sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. Chaka Chouka’s music is a reflection of this and also links seamlessly with the African roots, traditional “mento” music and jazz/ R n B influences of reggae. Listening to the album will infuse your senses with a unique blend of flavours from the Carribean, North Africa and the Middle East…….

Curious? Click here to listen to and download the album.