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Skirball Cultural Center

Sunset Concerts: Bab L' Bluz

Public Programs | Music

Yousra Mansour, lead singer of the band Bab L'Bluz, lies on a decorative tiled floor wearing a bright blue top. Her hair fans out around her head as she looks directly to the camera.

Photo by Brice Bottin

Be hypnotized into a mystical and liberating headbanging frenzy by Bab L' Bluz! Armed with their electric guembris, the French-Moroccan power quartet delivers a mixture of trance rhythms, soaring vocals, and bass-heavy grooves. 

Date and Schedule

Thursday, July 25, 8:00 pm

Doors, galleries, and concessions open 6:30–10:00 pm
Concert 8:00–10:00 pm

Details and Pricing

FREE walk-up tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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$20 upon arrival

Carpooling, ridesharing, and Metro are encouraged.

Street parking is strictly prohibited.

Plan Your Visit

Drinks and meals are available for purchase. You may also bring your own, but glass containers and outside alcohol are not permitted. 

Dress for the weather. This concert will take place outdoors; layers are encouraged. 

Questions? Review the Sunset Concerts FAQs.


About the Program

Bab L' Bluz (literally "The door of the Blues") is a Franco-Moroccan group created in 2018 in Marrakech following the meeting of the Moroccan singer/guitarist Yousra Mansour and the French guitarist/producer Brice Bottin. 

Armed with their electric guembris, Bab L' Bluz resonates a mixture of Gnawa trance rhythms, Hassani songs from southern Morocco, and Chaâbi polyrhythms, propelling their music into the magnetic fields of psychedelic rock and volutes of incense.

Led by a woman doukkalia, the group carries an attitude of the revolution the Moroccan youth movement "Nayda," a new wave of artists and committed musicians who are inspired by the local heritage, singing texts of freedom in the Moroccan-Arabic dialect, the Darija.

Very active since its creation, the power quartet travels the globe to distill its hypnotic riffs and spread its mystical and liberating headbanging frenzy to its audience—a true signature of the group.

Poetic and powerful, Bab L' Bluz is an expanding universe, a sonic territory that transcends boundaries.

Watch the official music video for Bab L' Bluz's "Imazighen"

Donor Support

Sunset Concerts at the Skirball are generously sponsored by:

The Bilger Family

The 2024 Sunset Concerts season is made possible in part by additional support from:

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About Sunset Concerts

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Our popular summertime music series is back! Get together with friends and family to sing and dance to an eclectic lineup of musicians in the Skirball’s picturesque hillside courtyard.

Taking place in the heart of our relaxing, communal oasis, our twenty-seventh season explores the diaspora and identity of African and Caribbean artists whose music warmly embraces humanity’s inherent right to freedom.

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