Hlib el Ghoula” - ghoul’s milk in Tunisian dialect - is an idiomatic metaphor referring to something exceedingly rare and precious. Ghoula may have found this treasure tucked away under some dusty vinyls. It is the most precious thing we hold: our diversity, seeped in time, the unpolished artifacts of a mosaic culture.
Music is society’s keeper of symbols, images and myths. Ghoula wants to give a new lease on life to the North African music legacy. Bringing back vestiges of forgotten music, along with contemporary electronic touches, he starts a dialogue with every generation, giving voice back to the oldest souvenirs and revealing to the young towards that the boundless source of creativity that is their heritage
In taking North African heritage to heart, we are also defending a universal heritage. Music is an international language which has its ways to cross borders and touch every heart.
released November 11, 2016
Performed, produced and mixed by Wael Jegham aka Ghoula
Ahmed Ben Ali / vocals #1 #4 #5
Amine Metani / bass #1 #9
DJ Gamra / turntables on all tracks
Lotfi Kriden / krakebs #5
Maher Sassi / percussions #4 #5 #9
Marwa Abayed / vocals #4
Mohamed Amine Khadi / violin #2
Mastered by Dominique "Dume" Poutet
Track 4 includes verses from the poem "Bousaâdiya", written by Souf Abid, courtesy of himself.
Track 4 includes a sample taken from the song "Bousaâdiya", performed by Abdelmajid Mihoub (vocals & gumbri), courtesy of M. Richard Jankowsky, University of Chicago Press.
Track 5 includes a sample taken from the video "Send me back to Africa! United States of Africa", by Kevin Preston Swaby, courtesy of himself.