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Rachid Taha and the Kabilian mountains.

Duration:
1 hour, 45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 13 August 2006

Andy presents the second of two special on-location programmes from Algeria, including sessions recorded all over this vast and diverse country. This week he ventures into the Kabilian Mountains, a strong-hold of anti-government sentiment and Islamic fundamentalism. Plus he goes deep into the heart of the Sahara Desert, and in Tlemcen attends the first solo performance in Algeria by Paris-based superstar Rachid Taha.

Music and featured items

24 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Kabyle artist Akli D.

    Introduction to part two, with known Kabyle artist Akli D. and his song “Malik".

  • Music Played

  • A session from Kamel Baci.

    Andy Kershaw travels to Tizi Ouzou in the Kabylian Mountain region.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Kamel Baci
      00:07

      Kamel Baci Refdegh Tabalizte

    • Image for Kamel Baci
      00:13

      Kamel Baci Al'wali (Celebrations)

  • Matoub Lunes.

    Andy Kershaw learns about Matoub Lunes, the controversial rebel singer who was murdered.

  • Music Played

  • Recording the Touareg nomads.

    Andy is going to meet and record the Touareg nomads.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Le group Bali
      00:24

      Le group Bali Toi Desert

      Composer: Athmane Bali

  • Touareg musician Athmane Bali.

    Amal tells Andy about Touareg musician Athmane Bali who had died by drowning.

  • Music Played

  • A session with Le Group Bali.

    A session with Le Group Bali, family members of Athmane Bali who are musicians themselves.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Le group Bali
      00:36

      Le group Bali Assaruf (Forgiveness)

      Composer: Athmane Bali

    • Image for Le group Bali
      00:44

      Le group Bali Djmayagh Dek Yallah

      Composer: Athmane Bali

  • A concert with Rachid Taha.

    In Tlemcen for a concert of Algerian born superstar Rachid Taha.

  • More from Rachid Taha.

    Recordings from Rachid Taha concert in the Maison de la Culture at Tlemcen.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Rachid Taha with his band
      01:00

      Rachid Taha with his band Nokta

    • Image for Rachid Taha with his band
      01:06

      Rachid Taha with his band Abdelkader

    • Image for Rachid Taha with his band
      01:13

      Rachid Taha with his band Meftuh

    • Image for Rachid Taha with his band
      01:16

      Rachid Taha with his band Habina

    • Image for Rachid Taha with his band
      01:24

      Rachid Taha with his band Ya Rayah

  • Rachid Taha plays the Clash.

    Rachid Taha plays the Clash’s “Rock the Casbah” for the first time ever in Algeria.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Rachid Taha with his band
      01:27

      Rachid Taha with his band Rock El Kasbah

  • Andy with kamel baci and amel tafsout

    Andy with kamel baci and amel tafsout

  • Extraordinary rock formation outside Djanet

    Extraordinary rock formation outside Djanet

  • A camel train in the Sahara desert

    A camel train in the Sahara desert

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