Maalem Mahmoud Gania* ‎– Colours Of The Night

Hive Mind Records ‎– HMRLP001
2 × Vinyl, LP


A1 Sadati Houma El Bouhala 8:59
A2 Shaba Kouria 8:51
B1 Bala Matinba 11:00
B2 Amara Mousseye 8:16
C1 Foulani 9:42
C2 Sidi Sma Ya Boulandi 8:06
D1 Ba Yourki 8:04
D2 Mrahba Baba Hamouda 7:48

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Hive Mind Records are proud to present Colours of the Night, the final studio recordings of deep, hypnotic Gnawa songs from the late, great Maalem Mahmoud Gania

The release has been licensed directly from the Gania family and comes with the support of all who were involved in the original recordings. Colours of the Night is his first album to receive a vinyl release.

Maalem Mahmoud Gania was one of Morocco's most famous Gnawa musicians. Gnawa is a musical and spiritual tradition originating in sub-Saharan Africa that has survived as a subculture within Moroccan society for centuries. The roots of the blues can be heard in its hypnotic rhythms.

Mahmoud Gania was joined on this recording by Karima El Filali, Asmae Hazmaoui, Chaimae Lofti, Hazma Gania, Houssam Gania, Ahmed Elbnoua, Mehdi Mnouer, Abdellah Malibo & Soufiane Aghmam.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): 160890E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): 160890E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C): 160890E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D): 160890E4/B
  • Barcode: 0700461903437