Hamsa Lila

Hamsa Lila

If a good fusion band is one that knows how to combine the best of all their worlds into a sound that's immediately engaging and stays that way, then Hamsa Lila goes beyond good and well into the realm of great. Of course, when your starting point is the spiritual music of the Gnawa (a Sufi Muslim sect descended from black Africans enslaved by Arabs centuries ago, you're already trodding a path likely to lead to something quite special. The "Lila" part of the band's moniker, in fact, is taken from the word for the nocturnal mystical music and healing... more