Have you ever experienced rock N' raï, chaabi jazz or maghrebi funk? This is your chance!
Atlas Soul is a band performing original music that celebrates polyrhythm & melodies rooted in the Afro-Mediterranean traditions and blend them effortlessly with deep jazz, funk and intelligent hip hop.
Burning live performances with audience participation are their trademark!
They have played scores of major venues such as The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Festival International de Louisiane, the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, and more. They regularly sell out shows in the Boston area and beyond.
Atlas Soul is a sextet. They features two outstanding lead vocalist Anwar Maghreb a master Raï vocalist from Morocco and Regie Gibson an award winning poet, percussionist and a natural power house performer. Drummer extraordinary Nadjim Kebir from Algeria and bassist Tim Paul Weiner “The groove master” hold the rhythm section along with Greek-American virtuoso guitarist Perry Bakalos and saxophonist, guitarist & principal composer Jacques Pardo.
Depending on the show they do like to invite a special guest musician or add a full horn section!
They have won or placed the Independent Music Awards four times – including the 2013 IMA vox poll in 2 categories - as well as winning accolades from many other music contests (too many to be listed here..)
Atlas Soul sings in French, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew and English, making their performances truly cross-cultural music experiences. The lyrics speak of love, ecology, oppression, happiness, immigration, poverty, spicy food... The band has produced five CDs and two singles: Chamsa, Mabrouka, Maktoub, Live@Regattabar, and Gypsy Wind.
Atlas Soul’s motto, world music for world peace, spells out its philosophical and political goal: to inspire world peace through a fusion of music and culture that gets people to the dance floor.