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The rich history of Algeria's rebel music - gulfnews.com 24 Nov 2017, 7:45 am


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The rich history of Algeria's rebel music
gulfnews.com
Abu Dhabi: When the world thinks of Algeria, a few things come to mind: a long and violent war for independence, the vast oil and gas reserves of the Sahara, football superstars of Algerian origin, and, maybe most popularly, the trumpeting sounds of ...

TootArd: Laissez Passer — 'internationalist music' - Financial Times 10 Nov 2017, 3:16 pm


Financial Times

TootArd: Laissez Passer — 'internationalist music'
Financial Times
Famously, Rachid Taha's first band was called Carte De Séjour, alluding to the difficulties of residents of France who were nonetheless less than citizens. Similarly, TootArd's album title makes their status into a statement. They are from the Golan ...

The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians: Africa Express Presents . . . The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians — review - Financial Times 9 Dec 2016, 3:59 pm


Financial Times

The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians: Africa Express Presents . . . The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians — review
Financial Times
Scattered by the war, many of the musicians of the Syrian National Orchestra For Arabic Music reunited this summer for the first time in five years. This recording captures their swooping strings, wailing flutes and rattling percussion in full flow ...

The City At Night: Acid Arab Interviewed - The Quietus 21 Sep 2016, 8:23 am


The Quietus

The City At Night: Acid Arab Interviewed
The Quietus
The pair are at pains to stress that there's nothing too conceptual about their approach, but there's undoubtedly something of the manifesto about their album's title, and its range of guests – the Algerian star Rachid Taha, Syrian Rizan Said and ...

Hakim headlines free concert at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, July 15 - Jazzcorner 7 Jul 2016, 7:21 pm


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Hakim headlines free concert at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, July 15
Jazzcorner
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is pleased to present a free concert headlined by beloved Egyptian singer Hakim on Friday, July 15. Hakim replaces Algerian rocker Rachid Taha, who is no longer able to perform due to unanticipated travel issues. The ...

Le raï est mort, vive le raï ! - Africultures 21 Jan 2016, 10:34 am


Africultures

Le raï est mort, vive le raï !
Africultures
Un temps où les Français apprécient d'écouter du raï, en savourant un couscous, comme se rappelle Rachid Taha. Flairant le filon, des maisons de disque en vogue, à l'instar de Polygram, misent alors sur les artisans d'un raï « made in France ». « Les ...

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Dee Nasty, premier des DJ classiques - RFI Musique 13 Jan 2016, 10:18 am


RFI Musique

Dee Nasty, premier des DJ classiques
RFI Musique
Le chanteur Rachid Taha, le saxophoniste Manu Dibango et pour la première fois, Afrika Bambaataa, Dee Nasty a réalisé quelques uns de ses vieux rêves. Mais pour cet album empreint de P-Funk, le funk rétro-futuriste de George Clinton, il a aussi laissé ...

Shocking the Casbah: The Maghrebi-Noir of Rachid Taha - PopMatters 2 Jul 2014, 7:31 am


PopMatters

Shocking the Casbah: The Maghrebi-Noir of Rachid Taha
PopMatters
Rachid Taha upped the ante on the Arabic grooves and electronic beats. Steve Hillage was invited as producer (already having produced the first Carte de Séjour album) and gave the album's sound a more exploratory force associated with Britain's ever ...

Algerian musician Rachid Taha to rock Istanbul - Daily Sabah 2 May 2014, 9:45 pm


Daily Sabah

Algerian musician Rachid Taha to rock Istanbul
Daily Sabah
ISTANBUL — Taha became popular with "Ya Rayah" harmonizing Rai music with rebellious rock and punk. He is also notable for performing "Abdel Kader" with Algerian musicians Cheb Khaled and Faudel Belloua. He won the hearts of music lovers with covers ...

Womadelaide: Emel Mathlouthi and Rachid Taha review - The Guardian (blog) 10 Mar 2014, 5:42 am


The Guardian (blog)

Womadelaide: Emel Mathlouthi and Rachid Taha review
The Guardian (blog)
Photograph: PR/Womadelaide. In the early 1980s, a young Clash-obsessed Algerian exile living in France handed Joe Strummer a demo tape. Strummer never responded, but six months later the Clash released Rock the Casbah. Rachid Taha later scored a hit ...

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Algerian singer

September 18, 1958, (59 years old)

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