Rough Guide to Rai


Rough Guide to Rai by World Music Network at Your Free Album. MPN: RGNET 1100 CD. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Used CD Born out of the cabarets, brothels, and bars in the seaside district of Oran in Algeria, raï is an Arabic musical reaction to rock & roll and disco. The differences are evident in the beat and lyrics, which are less polite and more sexual. While this collection culls 12 tracks from a time when the grassroots music was sold on cheap--and cheaply produced--cassettes, there are bright spots. Cheikha Remitti's more traditional sound is a welcome respite from the cheesier productions. Malik'


Rough Guide to Rai by World Music Network
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Used CD Born out of the cabarets, brothels, and bars in the seaside district of Oran in Algeria, raï is an Arabic musical reaction to rock & roll and disco. The differences are evident in the beat and lyrics, which are less polite and more sexual. While this collection culls 12 tracks from a time when the grassroots music was sold on cheap--and cheaply produced--cassettes, there are bright spots. Cheikha Remitti's more traditional sound is a welcome respite from the cheesier productions. Malik's "N Touma" uses samples to create a pleasantly edgy collage. The funkiest track comes from Cheba Nouria, whose "Consulat" boasts electro groove and a bit of reggae syncopation. Cheb Mami and Cheb Khaled tracks sound dated, but they provide enlightening and entertaining comparisons with both artists' more recent works. Though this is a fine overview of the music's early years, curious fans should explore more sophisticated recent efforts by the two gents. --Tad Hendrickson

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Brand:
World Music Network
Manufacturer:
World Music Network
Category:
Algeria
MPN:
RGNET 1100 CD
Release Date:
2002-10-14
UPC:
605633110029
Part Number:
RGNET 1100 CD
Publisher:
World Music Network
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Creator:
Array
Publication Date:
2002-01-01
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.22 pounds
Item Size:
5.75 x 0.45 x 5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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