Fattah and Mohamed, the cofounders of AZA, are both multi instrumentalists, vocalists and songwriters inspired by the many styles of North African music. Together, they had the idea of bringing a new, earthy acoustic sound to the world. After two years of composing and arranging, their vision of this music has come full-circle and is heard here on Tayuga.
"Tayuga" is a word in the Tamazight (Berber) language of the North African indigenous people that has two meanings — plowing or working the land, and also, a pair or a duo.
With dense melodic imagery, a deep-rooted traditional focus, and an embracing all-inclusive approach to the arrangements, AZA has created a masterful work in their second album, TAMGHRA WUSHEN... a rich and seasoned expression of the traditional music of the Amazigh people of Morocco.