Mekfoul District’ embodies everything that is or could be great about modern popular music. It’s upbeat, optimistic, and highly danceable, but is also yearning, and critical of several hallmarks of the modern world.
IRIS, Iris Music, Iris Musique.
Parisian band playing black party music: Cuban-influenced soukous and ndombolo from Africa, and calypso, mento, reggae, ska from the Caribbean.
But Mekfoul District is as 2-Tone as Walt Jabsco in a Fred Perry shirt doing the Skinhead Moonstomp. The Berber Ska is never hotter than on Ali Bo Maye : this tribute to the Rumble in the Jungle translates Mohammed Ali’s braggadocio into French and sets it in a Prince Buster shuffle. Elsewhere bicycle bells blend with Klezmer reeds, Johnny Cash and hats tipped to all points from Bamako to Kingston. Get alerts on Music when a new story is published.
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DJUWEL Makountou edri.
|1||Cumbia Te Quiero||4:27|
|3||Taxi-Brousse Au Mali||1:00|
|4||Taxi-Brousse À Paris||5:38|
|5||Tous À Vélo||4:44|
|7||Ring Of Fire||3:18|