Ramon Goose   Yaz Fentazi

“I wanted to explore mixing the rhythms and melodies of the Maghreb with the Blues. I’ve been a frequent traveller to North Africa and am always hit by the wealth of cultures and musical traditions there. Yazid came over here from Algeria ten years ago, and his virtuosity on the Oud is now well known. Meeting him, we both instantly felt a kinship.”

Ramon Goose

One of the most versatile Blues artists of his generation, Ramon Goose is a guitarist who has explored many music genres and continues to do so. He has been involved with several World Music projects, and has travelled across the Sahara Desert and to countries such as Senegal where he has collaborated with many renowned musicians, including Diabel Cissokho, and formed the West African Blues Project. His most recent venture is Coconut Revolution: a collaboration with Jim Palmer and Modou Toure.. Through the years Ramon has worked with Eric Bibb, Pee Wee Ellis, Chris Thomas King, Diabel Cissokho, Daby Toure (Mauritania), Atongo Zimba (Ghana), Noumoucounda Cissokho, Justin Adams and Julian Joseph, to name but a few…

Yazid Fentazi moved to London in the early 90’s, began to play the Oud, and became involved in a project with The Fantazia band, resulting in two albums. He was invited to perform, record and tour with the Master Drummers of Africa, Richard Bignell, Robert Plant, Marc Almond, Peter Ind, Natacha Atlas, Transglobal Underground, Joi, Davide Mantovani and more. Yaz has produced two albums for Ali Slimane, Espoir and Maktoub, and is the main composer/producer for the Fantazia Band.