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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.


Born: 08 May 1923 in Tessala, Algeria

Genre: World

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

b. Saadia al-Ghizania, 8 May 1923, Tessala, Algeria, d. 15 May 2006, Paris, France. Born poor, Rimitti sang for food, gradually developing songwriting skills. Her material touched on poverty and oppression, especially as endured by Muslim women, in a style rooted in traditional raï. Her records were successful from 1952 onwards but "Charrak Gattà", which encouraged young women to lose their virginity, outraged orthodox Muslims. With Algerian independence her music was banned and she moved to France...
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Ghir El Baroud - EP, Cheikha Rimitti
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  • 5,94 €
  • Genres: World, Music, Asia
  • Released: 01 January 1989

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