Occur Goes Global - The Music of Algeria

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 8:10 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Photo courtesy of Schorle/Wikimedia Commons Africa’s largest country is also home to some of its most enchanting and outspoken music. Our five artists to know span the cross-generational genre Raï, Western pop and flamenco influences. Feast your ears on the array of sounds from Algeria.   Rachid TahaTaking an “everything but the kitchen sink” approach to his art, Rachid Taha made a name for himself in connection with the Clash’s “Rock the Casbah.” It’s said that Taha’s nascent band,... READ MORE