Ousmane (“Lightning”) was a band from Morocco who used to play Amazighe (berber tribe from North Africa) Gnawa music in the 70s.
Really setter for the time, the band was composed of 6 members : Ammuri M’barek, Said Bijaaden, Said Butrufin, Belaid el-Akkaf, Tarik el-Maaroufi and Lyazed Qorfi.
They recorded two singles in 1976, toured all around the country and performed a concert in Paris (France) at the Olympia Concert Hall on the 5 of February 1977 (that was also recorded on vinyl).
They splitted in 1978.
I decided to make you (re)discover the track “Takandaout”, one of their hits, a deep psych track with beautiful vocals, splendid violins, catchy guitar riffs and haunted organ parts – Enjoy !
Ousmane – Takandaout
You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/F_NGH_49ixc
Have a nice week,