The Marrakesh-born master of the three-stringed North African bass lute known as the sintir sounds positively electrified on Unity, Hakmoun’s first album in 15 years. The Gnawa traditionalist’s new group combines high-level improv-rock communication skills with a diverse vocabulary of African tropes. Hakmoun, front and center, resembles a mysterious and mischievous ringleader.
Sat., April 12, 7 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 9, 2014