There are eight of them, and since 2013 they have embodied the meeting of western, African and eastern musical cultures. From Spain to Morocco by way of France, Hamid Moumen, Aziz Fayet, Fredéric Faure, Charley Rose, Illyes Ferfera, Pierre Cherbero, Eric Oxandaburu and Vincent Thomas come together joyfully to celebrate their cultures. Their festive musical style is inspired by world, jazz and Gnawa or Berber traditions, creatively reviving the concept of fusion. In just a few years, they have conquered audiences on festival stages in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. In 2014, they recorded their first album, Bissara, and in 2015 they were nominated in the Best African Jazz Band category in the All Africa Music Awards. Early in 2018, their new album came out, titled Tawassol, which means “connection,” a word well chosen for this colourful work that celebrates blending and transcends styles, with guests including Chilean singer Pascuala Llabaca and composer and pianist Jean-Philippe Rykiel. Traditional Moroccan instruments, African and Maghreb percussions, saxophone, bass and drums cohabit energetically, led by the singing and the guembri of Hamid Moumen. Their concerts assuredly take the form of a great unifying celebration.