N3rdistan is a French-Moroccan band that [re]thinks and mixes different dimensions, epochs, cultures, styles and instruments, from hip-hop, rap, electro-rock to the most traditional Arab melodies. All this with the voice of the disconcerting and fascinating Walead Ben Selim, who recovers part of the Moroccan poetry and presents his own songs.
After three years of touring around the world, the group dedicated itself exclusively to creating this work, an unprecedented mix of committed poems and urban music. An album on the verge of trip hop and traditional music, with Arabic poetry as guest of honour, opening the doors of the digital century. Sixteen songs with a burning melancholy that intones a hymn to the glory of the word, with strong texts by Gibran Khalil, Nizar Qabbani, the poet of women, or Nazek El Malaeka, founder of free poetry and great defender of women's conditions in the Middle East.
Walead Ben Selim (vocals), Widad Mjama (vocals and programming)