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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
There are guest musicians: Julia Holter on a spiky “Feel Youâ€�; Rachid Taha guttural on “Ya Rayahâ€�; Bassekou Kouyate and Seckou Keita unleashing extended improvisations on “Al Ajalehâ€�. The relocation of Paul Weller's “Wild Woodâ€� from bucolic pastoral to ...

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 ...

World Music Festival Nuits d'Afrique Begins This Week in Montreal - World Music Central 12 Jul 2016, 11:08 am


World Music Central

World Music Festival Nuits d'Afrique Begins This Week in Montreal
World Music Central
This year Nuits d'Afrique is celebrating its 30th anniversary. For this year's edition, Nuits d'Afrique will present current musical trends as well as world music legends, such as Algerian star Rachid Taha, Haitian masters Tabou Combo and Cuba's ...

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


Jazzcorner

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.

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


Africultures

Le raï est mort, vive le raï !
Africultures
C'était l'époque du bien vivre ensemble » résume Levy. 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 ...

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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 has always been somewhat of a troublemaker. Many Europeans may remember his sneering rendition of Charles Trenet's “Douce Franceâ€�, a version he recorded with his previous band, French-Algerian punkers Carte de Séjour. Decades later ...

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 ...

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 ...

Imed Alibi: Safar review – Like the soundtrack to an Arab spring film - The Guardian 6 Mar 2014, 6:00 pm


The Guardian

Imed Alibi: Safar review – Like the soundtrack to an Arab spring film
The Guardian
Imed Alibi is a Tunisian percussionist who has worked with everyone from rock band Boukakes to Rachid Taha, but has now created an epic fusion in which drums are mixed with digital beats, keyboards, violin, accordion, qanun and nay flute. The opening ...

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Algerian singer

September 18, 1958, (59 years old)

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