A typical French-style maudit and bohemien artist, Cheb Khaled took the sound of the Algerian revolution and transposed it into the punk era. Rai became the voice of the poor and the oppressed, and, in the years of the Civil War, the voice of the anti-fundamentalist westernized youth, as documented by Fuir Mais Ou? (1988). His style changed dramatically, for better and for worse, with the slick synthesized production of Kutche (1989), a milestone in Anglo-Algerian fusion that announced a musician no longer limited to his acrobatic melisma but also to a hodgepodge of western dance music, a concept that was refined on Khaled (1992) and N'ssi n'ssi (1993). But Khaled ended up prostituting himself on trivial disco-oriented collections such as Sahra (1997), Hafla (1998), Kenza (1999), 1,2,3 Soleils (1999), with Samra Faudel and Rachid Taha, etc.
(Translation by/ Tradotto da xxx) |
Se sei interessato a tradurre questo testo, contattami