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Live Gig Video: Natives perform ‘Stop the Rain’ on a rooftop in Morocco

By on Friday, 2nd September 2016 at 4:00 pm

New Forest group Natives, now described on their press sheets as purveyors of ‘tribal-pop’, have unveiled a new live video from an influential trip they took abroad. The official promo video for the band’s single ‘Stop the Rain’ was released last month and sees the band carousing around Morocco. It appears, though, that they spent their time productively during their trip there, as they have also revealed this week another live video they recorded, performing the song stripped down on a rooftop, lit only by the moonlight behind them.

As these are uncertain, trying, upsetting times, I wanted to share with you this nice bit the group wrote to accompany the previous promo video for ‘Stop the Rain’. It’s a reminder that despite all the awfulness we are subjected to in the media that seems to get the lion’s share of attention, most of the folks inhabiting this planet have humanity for their fellow man. Those being vilified are not always the monsters some people make them out to be. Think for yourself and spread the positivity. ‘Stop the Rain’ is available from LAB Records now; for more on Natives on TGTF, go here.

“There’s a lot of negativity and Xenophobia in the world at the moment so It feels like the perfect time to share a positive story about mixing with other cultures…

Our love for percussion led us to Morocco, a muslim country where the Arabic East meets sub-Saharan Africa. We instantly fell in love with the rhythm of the place, from the main squares to the mountains, everything had a beat. We met Berbers in Agadir, where drumming circles are a part of everyday social life and were captivated by the way rhythm was used to bring people together and tell stories. This idea, coupled with the welcoming warmth of the culture formed the heart and soul of Stop The Rain.

The people we met couldn’t have made us feel more welcome, we were repeatedly invited to play music with locals who were keen to pass on their techniques and knowledge and often invited us into their homes to share stories. It was a life-changing experience for us and completely reinforced our outlook on community, culture and the world.”



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