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Cheb Mami

Cheb Mami
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Genre: World, Classical
Biography: The traditional music of Algeria is combined with Spanish, Moroccan, French, and Arabic influences to create the dance-inspiring sounds of "the Prince of Rai," Cheb Mami (born Khelifati Mohamed). Cheb Mami's music was described in a press release from the ARK 21 record label, as "Arabic rock & roll retaining ...Read full biography
Released: 2001
Label: IODA
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For most in the Western Hemisphere, Cheb Mami will always be that guy who sang with Sting on "Desert Rose," a song that became a surprise hit in 2000, thanks in large part to Mami's mesmerizing vocal performance. ...Read full review
Let Me Rai [Rhythm Safari]
Released: 1998
Label: Stern's Music
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In the 1980s and '90s, much of Algeria's rai music made extensive use of electronic instrumentation and Western elements. Cheb Mami's Let Me Rai is especially pop influenced. This inviting CD was recorded ...Read full review
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