Ariband was founded in 2010 in Oujda, Morocco, by lead vocalist Taoufik Fakher.
After a career in rap music, Taoufik decided to expand his musical style to encompass rock, blues, jazz and traditional music of Morocco played with a refreshing style unique to the band. Ariband is proof that fused musical styles have broad appeal to multigenerational audiences around the world. The band’s ever-increasing fan base is reflected in invitations to perform in music festivals and concerts around the world.
Ariband has entertained audiences throughout Morocco, Cameroon, France and the Netherlands. A frequent invited participant in musical festivals, the band won the prestigious top prize at the Festival Tanjazz. The band aligns their musical talent with dedication to a variety of musical styles to create an unparalleled sound. Vocalist TaoufikFakher, bassist AdilBekkal, drummer Hamouda, keyboardist Lotfi Mir, trumpeter Mohammed Benyamna and guitarist Karim Sbai have defined the band’s eclectic songs to reflect a musically rich melding of styles.
- 2019 : Participation in World Folk Vision in the festival of King Abdelaziz of camel 2019 nominated as a ethnomusic Grand Prix
- 2018 : Participation in the festival VISA FOR MUSIC in Rabat official selection.
- 2018 : Participation in the festival Moto Ride Saidia 2018
- 2018 : Participation in the festival festival Oujda jazz of the American center of Oujda
- 2018 : Participation in the 7th édition de Divercities,edition of Divercities, international youth meetings in Grenoble. Artistic residence between 11 countries
- 2018 :Participation in the festival of oases of Figuig 2018
- 2018 : Saturday Streaming Live with Ariband (3riband) by Synapps Insight
- 2017 : Festival « Moroccan Music » in the Amsterdam in Netherlands.
- 2017 :Participation in the festival The tour of the country of Aix France Le tour du pays d’Aix France
- 2017 :Participation in the ninth edition of the African Music Market « Le Kolatier 2017 » in Yaounde « Cameron » official selection.
Our Videos : ARIBAND RECORDS 2018
ARIBAND is a Moroccan Fusion group from the city of Oujda, created in 2010, made up of eight musicians who radiate together with a multitude of colorsmusical (Gharnaty, Rai, Raggada, Jazz and the rest of the world music …), marked by linguistic diversity (spoken: Arabic, Amazigh, French, English and Spanish).
Our PRIZE LIST
As soon as it took off, the group did not stop accumulating a list of title swhose :
- In 2013: Winner of the first prize of the best Moroccan song of the Moroccan league against sexually transmitted diseasesin co-production with the World Bank;
- In 2014: Winner of the big prize of the Moroccan song with the free union of the Moroccan musicians at the festival of the song Moroccan;
- In 2015: Crowned again for the same prize won in 2014 with other songs;
- In 2016: Winner of the public prize on the TANJAZZ springboard in its 17th edition;
- In 2017 (April 25): the first Moroccan group representing Morocco at the festival « SAHEL HIP HOP AND MUSIC OF THE WORLD » NIAMEY in Niger;
- In 2017 (11-14 October 2017): Representative of Morocco at the Africa music’s market festival « LE KOLATIER 2017 » in YAOUNDE at Cameroon extending its field of influence at the African level.
Ariband | Sidi Yahya (clip officiel 2020)
The band aligns their musical talent with dedication to a variety of musical styles to create an unparalleled sound. Vocalist Taoufik Fakher, bassist Adil Bekkal, drummer Hamouda, keyboardist Lotfi Mir, trumpeter Mohammed Benyamna and guitarist Karim Sbai have defined the band’s eclectic songs to reflect a musically rich melding of styles.
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