Listen Back: Beat Hotel x Worldwide FM Radio Weekender
Catch up on a celebration of the sounds of Morocco and beyond
Remember when March meant gathering poolside, between the prickly pears, for a weekend of ritual celebration? Our chance to dance under the rose-red desert sky?
To mark the moment, we joined forces with our friends at Worldwide FM, to take you on a trip back south.
Three shows over three days, celebrating the sounds of Morocco and beyond…
Listen back to a celebration of the sounds of Morocco and beyond
Friday 26 Mar show: Gilles Peterson Morocco special
Gilles Peterson kicked off the weekend, crate-digging through Moroccan artists and sounds in his morning slot, live from the Brownswood basement.
Saturday 27 Mar show: Beat Hotel x WWFM Weekender
– Coolant Bowser b2b Raw Silk
– Moulay Ahmed El Hassani [live]
Listen back to Beat regulars Coolant Bowser and Grace Raw Silk, before unravelling to the psychedelic guitar electronica of Moulay Ahmed El Hassani.
Sunday 28 Mar show: Beat Hotel x WWFM Weekender
– Master Musicians of Joujouka [live]
– People’s Choice Records
– Coco Em
– Esa & Mim Suleiman
Sufi trance troupe, Master Musicians of Joujouka are descendants of Burroughs’ in-house band at Cafe 1001 in Tangiers in the 1950s. We were excited to share an excerpt from their forthcoming live album. We also relived live sets from Coco Em, Esa & Mim Suleiman and enjoyed an hour of far-out sounds from Casablanca record shop crew People’s Choice.
Thanks to all who took part. Hope to see you again soon at the Beat.