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From Oran to Barbés, how Rai galvanized an entire generation

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Where did rai music come from? Morocco and Algeria have been fighting over their father for decades. The first confirms that he was born in the streets of his city, Jeddah Al-Alfi, and not in the neighboring Algerian region, which includes Oran, Tlemcen, and Sidi Bel Abbas. The Historians’ War was boycotted by UNESCO by recording it in 1Verse This past December, this Algerian folk song To the intangible heritage of humanity, after French bread and Tunisian harissa. A bell jar aims to protect this art that succeeded in the 1990s to draw a bridge between the shores of the Mediterranean.

This music, like many others, is based on iconic figures. Thousands of pirated cassettes and CDs of Cheb Khaled, Cheb Mami, Cheikha Nejmeh, Faudel, Cheikha Rimiti, and other beloved ones poured through the port of Marseille. These artists were soon elevated to the status of superstars in France. And if modern rai pop music has gained worldwide fame, it is because it has been able to free itself from its roots. Old Oran traditions and feminine Arabic blues fused with American rock electric guitars and Japanese drum machines.

Rai is based on legends. In the 1920s, on the glittering beaches of Oran, a port city open to the world in northwestern Algeria, a handful of free women inadvertently recreates the contours of modern Algerian music. some work

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