Andy presents the second of two special on-location programmes from Algeria, including sessions recorded all over this vast and diverse country. 2/2 - Rachid Taha and the Kabilian mountains.
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
Kabyle artist Akli D.
Introduction to part two, with known Kabyle artist Akli D. and his song “Malik".
A session from Kamel Baci.
Andy Kershaw travels to Tizi Ouzou in the Kabylian Mountain region.
Andy Kershaw learns about Matoub Lunes, the controversial rebel singer who was murdered.
Recording the Touareg nomads.
Andy is going to meet and record the Touareg nomads.
Touareg musician Athmane Bali.
Amal tells Andy about Touareg musician Athmane Bali who had died by drowning.
A session with Le Group Bali.
A session with Le Group Bali, family members of Athmane Bali who are musicians themselves.
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.
Rachid Taha plays the Clash.
Rachid Taha plays the Clash’s “Rock the Casbah” for the first time ever in Algeria.