Monday, February 27, 2012

Charlie Gillett - Hamid Zagzoule

I've had requests for more Charlie Gillett shows so here's one from December 1988 on Capital Radio featuring Hamid Zagzoule who was a guest several times and always choose interesting tracks to play. Here the hour ( condensed to 45 minutes without traffic reports and adverts etc.) is filled with some wonderful highlights of the year including Baba Maal, Les Quatre Etoiles, and James Carr to name but a few.

"Hamid, who hails from Casablanca, is a producer and DJ living in London. He was a regular guest at the legendary Mambo Inn in Brixton, with occasional appearances at the Jazz Café, The South Bank Centre, the Barbican, Dingwals, Mwalimu Express, the Belmondo Club and once at the Albert Hall!Hamid has collaborated with Charlie Gillett on a number of radio broadcasts, notably the production of the ‘Saturday Night’ show on BBC Radio’s London Live station (previously GLR). He is a regular reviewer on Lucy Duran’s World Roots show on BBC Radio 3.For the past five years, Hamid has designed and programmed all the interval music between live acts at the Womad Festival, Rivermead, Reading, UK.Hamid has compiled CDs including ‘Cairo 2 Casablanca (Ptumayo)’, ‘The Couscous Beat’ (North Africa and beyond), ‘The Mediterranean Café’ (the authentic sounds of the Mediterranean), ‘Cairo Road’ (showcasing the stars of Arab classical music) and ‘Afrique Dynamique’ (the best in African Dance music) - all on the Nascente label. His latest CD ‘Tea in Marrakech’ (the funkiest sounds from the Kasbah) is out on Earthworks/Sterns.Hamid is currently part of the posse of resident DJs spinning the grooviest hits from the Med, North Africa and the Middle East in Cafe Oran Club at the Cargo in London.Biography provided by Hamid Zagzoule, 2001"

Read more about Charlie GillettHERE.

Charlie Gillett - Hamid Zagzou

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