[Music] Mazouni – Un Dandy En Exil – Algérie-France 1969​-​1982

Mohamed Mazouni was a suave, hip cat who was every bit as cool as Johnny Haliday and could have given a good run against Jacques Brel, but from more of a proto-hipster yé-yé angle.  Born Bad Records has a treasure here, and they do a fine job explaining the importance of this release: Mazouni, a […]

[Music] Rachid Taha – Rock The Casbah

Very unpleasant news to report today, as Algerian-French singer Rachid Taha passed away today from a heart attack.  He was one of the first and most important artists to fuse Raï and rock together in a way that gained him fame all over the world.  Here he is taking on The Clash’s cult classic.