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Around the World in 80s Music: Rai

Around the World in 80s Music: Rai

Playing tracks by

Cheb Khaled, Chaba Fadela, Carte De Sejour, Asif, Ithran Stars and more.

In this episode we take a look at Rai music. Originating in Algeria in the 1920s and spreading to both Morocco and to France via diaspora communities, the 1980s saw the genre reach the height of its popularity and see a full synthesis of North African indigenous influences and Western Pop. This mix produced a unique kind of danceable rhythms that don’t really appear anywhere else.