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.
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.
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