Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou


I met Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou this week. And I’ve never ever been more in awe of musicians.

Asmâa is the first woman, ever, everywhere to play the guembri. And when you see her on stage. And off stage. You understand why she is on one. 1. She was destined to be on some badass behavior with her talent and skills. She is amazing. The call and response is what brings me ecstasy tho. The whole clique is on some un-explainable must-experience vibe. NOTHING brings me more joy than to hang w young, talented women, see them having a good time while shittin on patriarchal traditions.




“When a woman loves you, EVERYTHING she does is to help you to become the great man she knows you are DESTINED to become… EVERYTHING. As such, she becomes the lens through which you can see your relationship to the entire universe.

What she loves about you is what the whole world will love. What makes her sad about you is what will upset the whole world. What she complains about is what everybody will fault you for. In the same ways that she attacks you, so will the world attack you. After all, nobody knows your weakness better than the woman you love. What she offers you is exactly what the world will offer you.”