YACINE & THE ORIENTAL GROOVE

YACINE & THE ORIENTAL GROOVE

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Yacine Belahcene was the leader and singer of Cheb Balowski and Nour, bands who defined the urban/mestizo sound from Barcelona of the early 2000s. Together with Yannis Papaioannou, a electric oud player, they created: Yacine & the Oriental Groove. Oriental Rock at full engine!!!

Biography

Yacine Belhacene was the leader and singer of Cheb Balowski and Nour, two bands who defined the urban / mestizo sound from Barcelona of the early 2000s. Re imagined as Yacine & the Oriental Groove, his music matured, without losing a bit of energy. The sound is urban, hard but sophisticated at once. The electric oud of Yannis Papaioannou, full of wah wah and effects, naturally draws Eastern Mediterranean melodies over North African, reggae or pop rhythms. Sometimes as if we were in a return of the 60's groups, sometimes traditional, but always very intense. Keyboards accentuate the feeling of psychedelic group, expanding soundscapes, while the rhythm section: bass, drums and percussion, masterfully maintains the rhythms of chaabi, rock, reggae or funk, giving to the ensemble the drive to convert a concert of Yacine & The Oriental Groove into an experience that moves simultaneously: brain, feet and over all: the soul.

Discography

PARABOLIC: 2010 - Kashba Music
L'ESTIMA VENÇ LA SELVATGIA (Love wins Wildness) : 2013 - Take Away Records