V.A. – 1970’s Algerian Proto-Rai Underground (2008)


 V.A. – 1970’s Algerian Proto-Rai Underground (2008)

This is Rai Music from Algeria as you’ve not heard it before. This compilation is a selection of the Proto Raï’s scene’s vinyl 45s. Insert contains photos of the musicians and text written by the man who compiled it, Hicham Chadly. Released by Sublime Frequencies, a small world music label run by members of the experimental post-punk outfit the Sun City Girls, ALGERIAN PROTO-RAI UNDERGROUND documents the birth of Western- influenced Algerian popular music. Label: Sublime Frequencies


1. Li Maandouche l’Auto [He, Who Doesn’t Own a Car]
2. Mazal Nesker Mazal [I’m Still Getting Drunk…Still]
3. Touedar Aakli [My Reason Is Lost]
4. Lah Lah Ya S’habi [My God! My God! My Friends!]
5. Dayha Oulabes [I’ll Marry Her Wheter They Like It or Not…]
6. Malagre Tout [Despite Everything]
7. El Fermlia [The Nurse]
8. Ana Dellai [I Cuddle Myself]

1970’s Algerian Proto-Rai Underground

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  1. Anonymous says:

    this is a fantastic album!

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