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El Foukr R’Assembly transmedia ensemble bridging Africa

Music February 10 2015

A taxi-driver & a farmer, a graphic designer and a sound engineer, Oualid Khelifi as the producer and filmmaker, had met them all last year in various parts of his home country Algeria before suggesting a long term project around short film and music linking the Maghreb with the rest of Africa.

Photography © Oualid Khelifi 2014 - James Town-Accra/Ghana

Photography © Oualid Khelifi 2014 – James Town-Accra/Ghana

The story of this alternative debut was documented in an 18 minutes film. A 6-track album was also produced in the pilot phase. It  was recorded from scratch in 11 days, featuring African Medley, Sahara Blues, Rai, Electro Sufi, Berber Groove & Arab Istikhbar Impro genres.

© Oualid Khelifi photoghraphy - Tadraret/Djanet/Illizi - Algeria 2014

© Oualid Khelifi photoghraphy – Tadraret/Djanet/Illizi – Algeria 2014

This transmedia ensemble strives do it all independently, away from conditional state-funding and its subsequent censorship and demagogy. In February 2015, ‘El Foukr R’Assembly’ will travel to shoot its 2nd short film and record its 2nd fusion album. A Crowdfunding Campaign is in place to raise the funds.

To learn more visit facebook.com/elfoukr and view the full-length version here.


 El Foukr R’ Assembly (Trailer)

A afreekyama production

Produced & Directed by: Oualid Khelifi

Vocals & Trumpets Beatboxing: Amine Lehchili

Folk Guitar Flute Oriental & Electric Oud: Labib Benslama

Percussion & Electronic Effects: Abdelati Ben Medjbari

Electric Guitar & Vocals: Seddik Slimane

Music Production: Abdelati Ben Medjbari & Oualid Khelifi

Videography, Sound & Editing: Roberto Valussi & Oualid Khelifi

Film Soundtracks: El Foukr R’Assembly

Production of afreekyama

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