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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. 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.

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1 hour, 45 minutes

Music and featured items

  • Kabyle artist Akli D.

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

    Duration: 04:00

  • Music Played

    • Akli D.

      Mali

  • A session from Kamel Baci.

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

    Duration: 10:46

  • Music Played

    • Kamel Baci

      Refdegh Tabalizte

    • Kamel Baci

      Al'wali (Celebrations)

  • Matoub Lunes.

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

    Duration: 05:18

  • Music Played

    • Lounès Matoub

      Tavrats I L'hukam

  • Recording the Touareg nomads.

    Andy is going to meet and record the Touareg nomads.

    Duration: 06:08

  • Music Played

    • 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.

    Duration: 07:30

  • Music Played

    • Athmane Bali

      Instrumental Bali

    • Athmane Bali

      Kaf Noune

  • A session with Le Group Bali.

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

    Duration: 12:45

  • Music Played

    • Le group Bali

      Assaruf (Forgiveness)

      Composer: Athmane Bali

    • 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.

    Duration: 12:54

  • More from Rachid Taha.

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

    Duration: 27:25

  • Music Played

    • Rachid Taha with his band

      Nokta

    • Rachid Taha with his band

      Abdelkader

    • Rachid Taha with his band

      Meftuh

    • Rachid Taha with his band

      Habina

    • 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.

    Duration: 05:58

  • Music Played

    • Rachid Taha with his band

      Rock El Kasbah

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