Posted in music | pictures on April 26, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin

Hakmoun

"Not before long, Hassan Hakmoun became a Master of the Santir,(a three string,long necked lute). His music has been called prayer, a celebration of emotions, a mixture of happiness and sorrow. Trance is a brilliant fusion of traditional Moroccan healing music, funk, rock, jazz, and reggae. Hassan first made his debut in 1987 at Lincoln Center,New York. Since then, Hassan and his music have been selected by Rolling Stone as one of the "Hot Picks of ..94", topped the charts with his albums "The Fire Within", "Gift of the Gnawa", and "Trance" on the World Music Albums, World Music Charts Europe, New World,and CMJ Radio Top 150 and more. He won "The Album of the Year" in 2003 from the AFIM Indie Awards for the album, "The Gift". He performed at WOODSTOCK 94, and the WOMAD 94 tour with Peter Gabriel. Hassan Hakmoun has performed and recorded with Randy Weston Don Cherry, Richard Horowitz, Adam Rudolph, Paula Cole, Bob Telson, Peter Gabriel, Ittal Shore,and many more."
Hassan Houkman opened for Tinariwen at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on Friday night (4/24). More pictures from the show below...

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Comments (11)

nick zinner was there!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2009 11:57 AM

who gives a fuck?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2009 12:00 PM

great photos!

Posted by mattyu | April 26, 2009 1:13 PM

This show was so great! Not generally into "world" music, as it tends to be a bit wine & cheese-y, but this was really cool.

Posted by TitoP | April 26, 2009 2:06 PM

Looks like somebody got a new camera!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2009 7:11 PM

"who gives a fuck?"

i do. i went but was left standing outside of a sold out show. the real question is: who gives a fuck that you don't give a fuck?

Posted by Aaron | April 26, 2009 11:45 PM

fantastic pictures. this show was amazing!

Posted by Brittany | April 27, 2009 10:12 AM

Does anyone remember what Hassan said - he spoke about opening an new music venue on either 11th or 9th between first and ave A...did anyone catch that??

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 3:27 PM

He said he was opening a Moroccan restaurant also called Santir. I heard "1st and 8th," but what you said makes more sense.

Posted by J | April 27, 2009 10:08 PM

He jokingly said he is opening a restaurant on the "Avenue of Sushi" , something to that effect. A restaurant serving authentic Moroccan around the address mentioned above.

Posted by martin | April 27, 2009 10:21 PM

HI TO ALL THE Restaurant IS ON 424 E 9 ST 1TH AVE AND AVE A
ONE LOVE

Posted by SINTIR | April 30, 2009 9:23 PM

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