Hoba Hoba Spirit

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Hoba Hoba Spirit
Hoba Hoba Spirit-Fest Dakhla 2009.JPG
Background information
Origin Casablanca, Morocco
Genres Gnawa, Rock, Reggae
Years active 1998 – present
Labels Hayha Music Division
Hot Lunch Records
Website Official website
Members Reda Allali (lead vocals/guitar)
Anouar Zehouani (vocals/guitar)
Adil Hanine (drums)
Saad Bouidi (bass)
Othmane Hmimar (vocals/percussion)
Abssamad Bourhim (backline/guitar)
Past members Mohamed Laâbidi

Hoba Hoba Spirit is a musical fusion band based in Casablanca, Morocco that was formed in 1998.[1] It is composed of Adil Hanine (drummer), Anouar Zehouani (guitarist), Saâd Bouidi (Bass guitar), Reda Allali - (vocalist and guitarist) and Othmane Hmimar(percussionist). The name of the group is based on a song by Bob Marley.[2]

Hoba Hoba Spirit's musical style mixes Rock, Reggae and Gnawa. They refer to their music as "Hayha". Their lyrics are mostly in Darija (Moroccan Arabic dialect), French and sometimes English. Recurring themes in their songs are the disorientation and confusion of young Moroccans.

A notable duo of Hoba Hoba Spirit was with Moroccan rapper Bigg in a single called "Goulou Bazz", which was a huge success. The single is included in the album Trabando.

Since 2003, the band has emerged as one of the most popular rock acts in Morocco, frequently playing the country's major festivals, such as the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, L'Boulevard Tremplin in Casablanca, Timitar Festival in Agadir, and the Gnaoua and World Music Festival in Essaouira.

During the 2007 Mghrib Music Award, Hoba Hoba Spirit won three awards in the categories of "best fusion artist, best album for "Trabando", released in 2007, and best title for the song "Fhamator."[3]

Discography[edit]

  • Hoba Hoba Spirit (2003)
  1. Casa
  2. Soudani
  3. Maricane
  4. Gnawa Blues
  5. Fine Ghadi Biya
  6. Basta Lahya
  7. La tele
  8. La'hrig
  • Blad Skizo(2005)
  1. Jamal
  2. Blad Schizo
  3. Chalala...
  4. Ma Ajebtinich
  5. El Kelb
  6. Aourioura
  7. El Caïd Mötorhead
  8. Seddina (wa choukrane)
  • Trabando (2007)
  1. Hoba's Back
  2. Intikhabat
  3. Fhamatôr
  4. Kalakh
  5. Baz feat. Bigg
  6. Maradona
  7. Zerda
  8. Tiqar
  9. Marock'n Roll II
  10. Miloudi
  11. Trabando
  12. Super Caïd
  • El Gouddam (2008)
  1. Radio Hoba
  2. Hyati
  3. Wakel Chareb Na3ess feat. Stati
  4. Jdoudna kanou shah
  5. 60%
  6. Rabe3a
  7. Femme Actuelle
  8. Arnaque mondiale
  9. El Gouddam
  10. Spoutnik
  • Nefs & Niya (2010)
  1. Bab Sebta
  2. Les Anesthésistes
  3. Dark Bendir Army
  4. Terrorist
  5. Black Moussiba
  6. Fawda
  7. Al Qanat Assaghira
  8. The Debil
  9. Happy Hour
  10. Qadi Hajto
  11. Nefs & Niya
  • Kalakhnikov (2013)
  1. Kalakhnikov
  2. Sidi Bouzekri
  3. Grimma Awards
  4. Ketama Airways
  5. Khoroto driver
  6. Abdelkader
  7. Kerch power
  8. Heroes
  9. La ra7ma la chfa9a
  10. La volonté de vivre

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HIT RADIO fête l'album NEFS & NIYA du groupe HOBA HOBA SPIRIT". Marrakech. February 8, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ Hassan Alaoui (June 28, 2004). "400.000 personnes à la clôture du Festival gnaoua, musiques du monde : la musique célébrée dans une ambiance fraternelle". Le Matin du Sahara et du Maghreb. Retrieved May 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ Amine Harmachis (May 13, 2008). "Mghrib Music Awards : Hoba hoba spirit rafle trois prix". Yabiladi. Retrieved May 18, 2011. 

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