Thursday, April 5, 2012

Music from Algeria

 From Wikipedia:
Algerian music is virtually synonymous with raï among foreigners; the musical genre has achieved great popularity in France, Spain and other parts of Europe. For several centuries, Algerian music was dominated by styles inherited from Al-Andalus, eventually forming a unique North African twist on these poetic forms. Algerian music came to include suites called nuubaat (singular nuuba). Lately derivatives include rabaaband hawzii.

YouTube user AlgerianSong has a channel with several examples of more modern Algerian music.

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