Agadir-born Kawtar Sadik raps and sings and draws on her youth growing up in Casablanca for inspiration. The singer-songwriter has a rich vocal palette and has collaborated on releases with the likes of Da Mike, Filippos and Mr. ID, amongst others, while playing live across Africa. As her new ‘Ribabohali EP’ drops on connected, ripe with authentic Afro sounds, DMCWorld goes back to mine with Kawtar Sadik.
Fatoumata Diawara – Bissa
This track has a special effect on me, I feel every note.
Fatoumata Diawara - Bissa
Kutiman – Mix Tel Aviv
I love the diversity in this music, it’s a beautiful journey.
Kutiman - Mix Tel Aviv
Bu Kolthoum – Jouwana
The voice of this rapper is one of my favourites.
Bu Kolthoum - Jouwana | بو كلثوم - جوّانا
R. Rahman, “Jiya Jale” (Dil Se): Berklee Indian Ensemble (Cover)
I like this version of A. R. Rahman, I can just listen to it all day long.
A. R. Rahman, "Jiya Jale" (Dil Se): Berklee Indian Ensemble (Cover)
Gorillaz – Feel Good
Whenever things don’t feel great, I listen to this song.
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. (Official Video)
Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime
There is a beautiful secret story behind this track… It’s my favourite track of all time.
Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime (Official Video)
Tinariwen – “Sastanàqqàm”
I love this track because I need a part of the Sahara in my home playlist.
Tinariwen - "Sastanàqqàm" (Full Album Stream)
Maalem Hmida Boussou— Boulilaa
This is a track that’s at the heart of my love for the Gnawa music.
Maalem Hmida Boussou – Boulilaa
James Blake Feat. Chance The Rapper “Life Round Here”
The voice of James Blake on this track is out of this world.
James Blake Feat. Chance The Rapper "Life Round Here" (Official Video)
Djelem Djelem – Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra
The original version is an old Romanian song, but I love this version because it’s modern and it’s a deep piece about the First World War.
Djelem Djelem - Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra
Kawtar Sadik ‘Ribabohali EP’ is out now on connected.