Lei Lacoste, a French sound engineer who works with renowned Moroccan musician Oum, recently visited the Joudour Sahara music program in M'hamid el Ghizlane to lead sound workshops with local youth.
She first met with younger musicians to discuss different styles of music across the world, and to listen to the styles that the young musicians themselves perform. She helped them with sound questions they had as they are all youth bands in the Zagora region. They came from the groups Tifawin, Chabab Finiq, Aitma, Oulad Talat, and Joudour Sahara Ganga of Zagora.
She also worked with musicians from the groups Generation Taragalte and Daraa Tribes, from M'hamid and Tagounite, respectively. As they are aspiring professional musicians and have each toured different countries, she assisted them in honing their sound on stage and taking a more professional approach to sound engineering in general.
Joudour Sahara was very proud to host Lei, and the opportunity she presented to local musicians to receive feedback from a professional sound engineer is an opportunity that is lacking in the Zagora region for aspiring musicians, as so we are very grateful for her time!