26 March 2005

  Rimitti, Cheikha

"The grandmother of rai"or "the root." At 76 ,Cheikha Rimitti has been the most famous of Algerian women singers for half a century, fearlessly singing the pleasures of life. Her rasping voice is compelling.


Nouar is an excellent mix of ancient drum and flute with the modem rai sound of synth and drum machine. Just try the menace of "Nakhla."
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2000          £15  

Roots of Rai
1996          £15  

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