Cheikha Rimitti
Best of Rai
Rai Rebels
Rachid Taha

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Rai was born in the west Algerian port of Oran, a place where Spanish, French, black American, and Arabic music styles have coexisted and mingled. Rai, which means "opinion," or idiomatically "Oh, yeah!," originated as a folk form among Bedouin shepherds, but as the older rural traditions were becoming irrelevant in modern Algeria, they were adapted and changed by the youth into a new form -- pop rai. With the help of producers Rachid and Fethi Baba Ahmed, young Algerians have added hard rock, funk, reggae, drum machines, and echo chambers to the style.

Rai Artists Highlights

Cheikha Rimitti
Cheikha Rimitti
Rachid Taha
Rachid Taha
Khaled
Khaled

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Rai Album Highlights

Best of Rai
Various Artists
Best of Rai
Rai Rebels
Various Artists
Rai Rebels
100% Rai, Vol. 3
Various Artists
100% Rai, Vol. 3
Rai: The Best of Original North African Grooves
Various Artists
Rai: The Best of Original ...
Best of Algerian Rai
Various Artists
Best of Algerian Rai
100% Rai, Vol. 2
Various Artists
100% Rai, Vol. 2

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Rai Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Bent Sahra Rachid Taha
Qalantiqa Abdel Abrit / Steve Hillage / Hassan Lachal / Bob Loveday / Hossam Ramzy / Mahmoud Serour / Rachid Taha
Menfi
Faudel / Khalid / Rachid Taha
La Camel
Cheb Khaled
Sayada Cheikha Rimitti
Didi

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