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"Orchestre National de Barbès was formed in 1995 by Youcef Boukella, composer and bass player. The group preaches a multicultural philosophy, and its music is a funky, raw blend of rock, gnawa, raï, salsa, chââbi, reggae, alaoui and jazz. Barbés is not in Morocco, but rather in Paris, a neighborhood near Sacre Coeur that has become a refuge for exiles from north Africa. In English, the band's name means The National Barbés Orchestra -- implying that Barbés is a nation unto itself. It is a sentiment that few who have visited Barbés would dispute."