VA - Tresors De La Musique Algerienne [2CD Box Set] (2004)
Artist: Various Artists
Title: Tresors De La Musique Algerienne
Year Of Release: 2004
Label: Institut Du Monde Arabe
Genre: World Music, Ethnic
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks +.cue,log,scans)
Total Time: 2:14:12
Total Size: 563 mb / 836 mb
VA - Tresors De La Musique Algerienne [2CD Box Set] (2004)
One of the most notable releases from the Institut du Monde Arabe, this rich two CD-set covers a wide variety of early recordings of Algerian Chaabi, Malouf and Kabyle musics. Culled from the archives of Algerian Radio, this release covers much of the nearly forgotten music from the middle of the 20th century. From the lush, full Arabo-Andalusian orchestras of Constantine, to urban poetry from the streets of Oran, this CD covers a wide variety of North African music. The second CD is especially notable for including Kabyle Berber singers like the legendary Slimane Azem, Cherifa, Cherif Keddam, Noura, Cheikh el Hasnaoui and Akli Yahiaten, as well as another lesser known Berber genere, the Chaoui of the Aures (represented by Aissa el Djarmouni and Beggar Hada). Even further afield is music from the Sahara, including a Toureg troupe from the Hoggar mountains. Algeria's best known musical export, Rai, doesn't make an appearance on this album. However, its ancestors can be seen in the chaabi and popular music performances. As the liner notes proclaim, this is the music that influenced Rachid Taha, Khaled, and l'Orchestre National de Barbes. In fact, the original recording of 'Ya Rayah' (made famous by Rachid Taha on 'Diwan') is here, done by Dahmane el Harrachi. So if you love Rai, or North African music in general, you owe it to yourself to check this CD out. It is a rich documentary of North Africa's culture heritage, taken directly from the heart of the Maghreb. With so many rarities and obscure tracks, it really is a treasure box of Algerian music.
Disc: 1
1. The Ringdove - El Hadj M'Hamed El Anka
2. The Fierce Doorman - El Hachemi Guerouabi
3. Candle And Lamp - Hacene Said
4. Coffee And Tea - Elhadj Mrizek
5. My Bird Has Flown Away - Amar Ezzahi
6. The One Who Goes Away - Dahmane El Harrachi
7. Reunited Lovers - Abdelkrim Dali
8. My Beloved Meriem - El Hadj El Ghafour
9. The Story Of Abraham - Mahieddine Bacjetarzi
10. Possessed By Love - Sadek Abdjaoui
11. The Tattooer - Larbi Bensari
12. I Have a Love - Dahmane Ben Achour
13. A Moment Of Fervour - Mohamed Kheznadji
14. My Heart Has No Patience - Cheikha Yamna
15. Who Can I Complain To - Cheikha Tetma
16. Little Bird - Fadila Dziria
17. My Hands Got Lost - El Hadj Tahar Fergani
18. Why Am I Abandoned - Hassan El Annabi
Disc: 2
1. Outstanding - Abderrahmane Aziz
2. Algerian Woman - Mohamed Lamari
3. God Will Partake In Your Joy - Saloua
4. North Star - Rabah Driassa
5. I Will Have To Get Used To It - Noura
6. Sing, Sing - Cheikh Nourredine
7. O, Jeweller - Slimane Azem
8. God Is A Benefactor - Cheikh El Hasnaoui
9. The Word - Cherif Kheddam
10. Vocalises - Cherifa
11. The Ploughman - Mohand Rachid
12. Exiled At Too Young An Age - Akli Yahiaten
13. A Village In The Aures - Aissa El Djarmouni
14. New Life - Beggar Hadda
15. Parable - Ahmed Khelifi
16. A Gazelle - Abdallah Menai
17. The Past Is Dead - Ahmed Wahby
18. The Dove - Houari Blaoui
19. The Fiddle - Ensemble du Hoggar
20. Evening Gathering - Troupe de Timimoun
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