Khadija al Bidaouia Teaser

Posted June 1st, 2010 at 8:34 pm (UTC-4)

I first heard the music of Khadija al Bidaouia back in the mid 1990s and I soon became obsessed with her strident voice and the rhythmic punch of her music. Fifteen years later my love for her music has not diminished.

I have just returned from a trip to Morocco, and am pleased to report that few artists in the Kingdom hit as hard as the queen of Casablanca. After many years of trying I was recently able to interview Khadija and I will be devoting a more lengthy post to her in the near future, but I could not wait to share the opening track off her latest cassette. Everything that I love about her music is contained in these twelve magical minutes.

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Heather Maxwell produces and hosts the award-winning radio program “Music Time in Africa” and is the African Music Editor for the Voice of America. Heather is an ethnomusicologist with Doctorate and Master’s degrees from Indiana University specializing in African Music. She is also an accomplished jazz and Afrojazz/Afrosoul vocalist and has been working, researching, and performing in Africa and the U.S. since 1987.

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