Hamid Baroudi

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Ethno, techno, classical and modern music are combined into the visionary sound of Algeria-born singer and composer Hamid Baroudi. The former frontman of avant garde German band, Die Dissidenten, Baroudi…
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Ethno, techno, classical and modern music are combined into the visionary sound of Algeria-born singer and composer Hamid Baroudi. The former frontman of avant garde German band, Die Dissidenten, Baroudi has continued to explore the outer reaches of music as a soloist. His debut solo album, "City No Mad", was dedicated to "everyone who hope to live in a world without any racism, fanaticism, violence, wars which and borders" and topped the European music charts in August 1994. Two years later, the album was completely remixed and re-released as "Mad C. T. Mix". Baroudi's second solo album, "Fire", which featured songs sung in Arabic, English, French, Spanish and the West African language, Wolof, also reached the top five on the European world music charts.

Baroudi, whose earliest musical roots were in the sounds that he heard as a youngster in Algeria, performed his debut concert at the age of thirteen. After an extended stay in France, Baroudi moved to Kassel, Germany where he studied art and helped to form Die Dissidenten. Together with the group, Baroudi recorded four albums and toured throughout the world. Since launching his solo career, Baroudi has headlined three Womad tours.