Cheikha Remitti

Ghir al Baroud

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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.

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