Fnaire is Morocco’s most popular hip hop group. They are from Marrakech and fuse traditional gnawa music with hip hop beats and raps in Arabic (Darija, the Moroccan dialect). In June they performed at festival Mundial and dj 360 & J4 went to talk to them. In a short interview they speak about their brand of music which they call ‘traditional hip hop’, and about whether they feel free to talk about anything they want in their lyrics.

This episode was recorded for the Dutch version of African hip hop radio for FunX Lijn5. Presentation is in Dutch but the interview is in English. Third hour is a non-stop mix across the spectrum of African music worldwide, presented by dj 360.



1st hour
Wale – Um ricka ft K’naan
Charles Kwasi – Voel me blij
X Plastaz ft Fid Q – Furaha
K’naan – TIA remix ft Afrikan Boy
Fnaire – Yed el henna
Stoparhymes – Style tatu
JCB – Bongo Flavor (ft Ambrose)
Fnaire – Sah raoui ft Salah Edin & Maalam Kouyou & dj Sueside
Apkass – Mbiya kitoko
Disiz la Peste -L.o.v.e. feat. Humphrey
Cream – R&B club joint

2nd hour
Bisso na Bisso – Chéri Pa Douté feat Jocelyne Labylle
Moubaraka – Douane
Bonsa & Le Zekura Band – Kunde
Oj Blaq – Chale Wote (Feat. Asem & Captain Planet)
Becca – Daa Ke Daa (Lovers Rock Version)
Fakkelbrigade – Corazon
Kofi – Music
Sang Pleur – Les cent pleurs
Echo – Poserede (Feat. Agya Bomofour)
Stan – Rise
Cheb Akil ft Kery James – Mektoubna notre destin

3rd hour
Dj Threesixty’s Kilimanjaro mix