Meli Meli


Meli Meli by Ark 21 at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Rai in the 1980s was Algeria's punk and rap, a music of cultural revolution and youthful defiance. The many ''Chebs'' (cheb roughly means ''the young'') played a raw music, usually stripped down to voices; cheesy, cheap synthesizers; and drum machines, heavy on the bass and full of bad attitude. But Chebs grow up, make money, and become more mainstream. Cheb Mami was there at the beginning and has followed this growth pattern. Gone is the rough edge and in its place is a smooth sophistication, a


Meli Meli by Ark 21
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Rai in the 1980s was Algeria's punk and rap, a music of cultural revolution and youthful defiance. The many "Chebs" (cheb roughly means "the young") played a raw music, usually stripped down to voices; cheesy, cheap synthesizers; and drum machines, heavy on the bass and full of bad attitude. But Chebs grow up, make money, and become more mainstream. Cheb Mami was there at the beginning and has followed this growth pattern. Gone is the rough edge and in its place is a smooth sophistication, a more worldly blend of pop and folk music from Africa and Europe. Meli Meli is as much Paris as Oran, as much New York as Algiers. Mami's blend of hip-hop and rai has made him a hit maker in France and a symbol of wealth and success back home. Slick production and high energy dominate this music; it's global pop now. While the lyrics may speak of the streets of Paris, the sound is no longer from the streets. --Louis Gibson

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Manufacturer:
Ark 21
Category:
Algeria
Release Date:
1999-09-28
UPC:
618685000729
Artist:
Cheb Mami
Publisher:
Ark 21
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.37 pounds
Item Size:
4.94 x 0.45 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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