Guerouabi el Hachemi is known as a master of chaabi, an Algerian form of Andalus classical music. The overall sound is Arabic, but with some elements of Spanish folk and flamenco incorporated. El Hachemi's rich vocals stand out from the lush backing of oud, violins, and percussion. Those who think that Algeria's contemporary music scene is confined to the westernized sounds of modern rai should check out these more traditional sounds from Guerouabi el Hachemi.
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AllMusic Review by Sean Westergaard