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Guiss Guiss Bou Bess (France / Senegal)


Guiss Guiss Bou Bess (Senegal)

’Jigueenu Africa’ hits you right away with its bouncing synthesizer bass line, handclaps and maze-like layers of Sabar drums. You’ll have this one making rounds in your head for a minute. You need to hear this Senegalese electronic track.” - Okayafrica

Electro-Sabar show mixing beatmaking, live Sabars and VJing

Guiss Guiss Bou Bess it is the encounter of two artists and two worlds: Mara Seck (Senegal) & Stéphane Costantini (France).

Guiss Guiss Bou Bess means 'New Visions' - Through their musical exchange, Stéphane and Mara want to establish new bridges between electronic music and African music, especially Sabar (Senegalese traditional percussions) and Mbalax (popular music in Senegal).

Their main aim is to preserve the cultural and identity heritage of Senegal while making it accessible to a wide audience. Guiss GUiss Bou Bess wishes to break down the obstacles that Mbalax is facing on the International scene and broadening understanding of its rhythmical side as well as its identity.

The project has been officially released in April 2017 in Dakar at the « Galerie Atiss »

  • Official Showcase at WOMEX 2018

Group Size: 3 artists

  • Mara : vocals lead, sabar
  • Aba : sabar, choir
  • Steph : electronics

  • Optional:
  • Benjamin Richard-Foy : VJ

Thieb Bou Dub (Official Music Video)

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  • 12 April - Denmark (TBA)
  • Available dates summer + autumn



Jigueenu Africa

"Jigueenu Africa" means "African Women"

Thieb Bou Dub (Official Music Video)

WOMEX 2018 showcase