Hoba Hoba Spirit
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Hoba Hoba Spirit

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"rockin' the casbah"

"Midsummer revelers heard more than 30 other jazz fusion, rock, reggae, African, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and hip-hop acts from more than a dozen countries — as well as Hoba Hoba Spirit, a crowd-wowing multilingual “Moroc ’n roll!� band from Casablanca — performing on nine festival stages scattered in and around Essaouira’s walled, maze-like medina" - new york times


"the ramones from casablanca" - les inrockuptibles


4 albums :

2003 : hoba hoba spirit
2005 : blad skyzo
2007 : trabando
2008 : el gouddam



We are influenced by morrocan traditional music (gnaoua/chaabi/alaoui) and by rock music (clash/manu chao).
The story of the band is connected to the growth of the festivals in morrocco since our big debut was in essaouira festival in 2003. We also participated in 2007 edition and our band was described by the ney york times as "Hoba Hoba Spirit, a crowd-wowing multilingual “Moroc ’n roll!” band from Casablanca". We received 3 morrocan music awards in 2007 and our band was nominated among the 50 most inflencial africans by "Afrique magazine"
The lyrics, quite ironic, and a big groove are the two typical signatures of hoba's song, known by heart by a big crowd now.
We also played in paleo festival - switzerland - garorock (france), sfinks (belgium)...and won a siver medal in "les jeux de la francophonie" in 2006.