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Maghreb K7 Club - Synth Rai, Chaoui & Staifi, 1985-1997

Various Artists

Maghreb K7 Club - Synth Rai, Chaoui & Staifi, 1985-1997

Label: Bongo Joe

Genre: Freestyle / Nu Jazz / Funk / Afro


  • LP €22.99
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Les Disques Bongo Joe and Sofa Records proudly present a compilation of music from Maghreb recorded and produced in Lyon (France) between 1985 and
1997. It gathers eight tracks (plus introductions on the vinyl and CD versions) released back then on audio tape - and now for the first time on vinyl! Most of the musicians featured on this compilation lived in the Rhône-Alpes region - and enlivened its musical life, concentrated in the Guillotière district in the
centre of Lyon. As one of the epicentres of Maghrebian popular music in France's south-west, it is around that square that a real, unofficial, alternative and dynamic musical scene was carried and fostered by a nebula of musicians, publishers, shop
owners, restaurants and music cafés. At that time of profuse and emancipated musical crossbreeding, this compilation gives a glimpse of the epoch's vibe and trends - in which traditional songs, local influences and contemporary musical technologies were all mixed together. Throughout the compilation, songs belonging to Algerian popular repertoires are restyled through the use of synthesizers and drum machines, and often sound like pop, funk or disco tunes... Deeply tapped into the daily life of these musicians, they give us a glimpse of the reality of exile and situation of the immigrant, and speak about separation, uprooting, love, as much as social injustices and political events. They belong to the realm of the do-it-yourself, and to a time of unrestrained, free creativity!
1. Zaidi El Batni - Malik Ya Malik
2. Nordine Staifi - Zine Ezzinet
3. Chabati Le Jeune - Mani Mani Maane
4. Cheb Rabah El Maghnaoui - Amayna Alik Anti
1. Nordine Staifi - Goultili Bye Bye
2. Bnat El Maana - Hata La Lile Ya Moul Jalab Tayfiya
3. Salah El Annabi - Hata Fi Annaba
4. Intro: Mokhtar Mezhoud - Kharjet Mel Haman
5. Mokhtar Mezhoud - Rahoum Yegoulou Sabirine