For the latest installment of this Dakhla family's musical dynasty, Doueh recruits his next eldest sons El Waar (synth) and Hamdan (drum kit) , and wife Halima is augmented by three female backup singers. The band keeps evolving and this album reveals its newest phase - that of a formidable ROCK unit.
The songs on this record were recorded in 2010, a busy year for Doueh, maintaining its day job as the go-to group of the Saharan wedding industry while still managing recording sessions and a tour with Tony Allen (Fela Kuti's long time drummer). On the heels of this momentum, Zanya Jumma is released to coincide with the group's 2011 spring/summer tour of the UK, Europe and a first ever US tour.
This band continues to redefine the musical landscape and keep listeners amazed and transfixed. It's the perfect ecstatic music for the impending apocalypse, a rogue sound rooted in the past and yet boldly harnessing the aural possibilities of the landscape ahead... go ahead and jump aboard. Recorded on location in Dakhla, West Sahara in 2010 by Hisham Mayet.