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The Arabic Funk Of Fadoul, “Morocco’s Answer To James Brown,” Finally Released | okayafrica

Some newly-released Moroccan funk music brings flashes of James Brown:

PrintThe late Fadoul and his accompanying three piece band played energetic & aggressive funk songs in 1970s Casablanca. After a stint in Paris spent soaking up the music of James Brown and other American funk groups, Fadoul returned to Morocco to release records under Fadaul et les Privileges and other monikers.

Al Zman Saib is a collection of 8 songs put together by Jakarta Records & Habibi Funk RecordsJannis Stürtz after finding Fadoul’s cover of “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” in a hole-in-the-wall Casablanca electronics shop…[FULL STORY]

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