Abdou El Omari: keyboardist, composer, bandleader, record store owner and hairdresser. Since we last wrote about the Moroccan musician back in 2016, his music has been reissued and gone out of print. But now it’s back, courtesy of Belgium’s Radio Martiko Records, compiled on three separate lps. Hypnotic, sinister funk. Snaking organ lines. Polyrhythms. Untethered vocals.
In the mid ’70s, to western ears, records rarely arrived more exotic than these Moroccan beauties featuring organist Abdou El Omari. Combining rock / funk / progressive jazz and (very […]