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Ghir El Baroud - EP

Cheikha Remitti

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Album Review

This stunning new recording appears from the Bessie Smith of rai. Aside from the sheer splendor of the performance, its flute-and-percussion backing is the "missing link" between urban styles like chaabi and the electronic rai of the new generation. The controlled emotional charge of this anti-establishment music comes with a subdued humor, but the overriding effect is of power.

Biography

Born: 08 May 1923 in Tessala, Algeria

Genre: World

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '80s, '90s, '00s

The unrivaled queen of Algerian rai music, Cheikha Rimitti was one of the most beloved and controversial singers of the Islamic world, challenging deeply ingrained notions of sex, politics, and femininity with such candor and ferocity that she was ultimately forced into exile. Born May 8, 1923, in the western Algerian countryside of Tessaa, she was orphaned as an infant and given the name Saadia, spending her adolescence working as a domestic. At age 15, she joined a troupe of traveling musicians...
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Ghir El Baroud - EP, Cheikha Remitti
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  • 5,94 €
  • Genres: World, Music, Asia
  • Released: 01 January 1989

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