Was planning something different this week, but the sad news about Rachid Taha earlier this week made me change my mind and post one of his live/session recordings I have.
|2001.Jul.07: Solidays Music Festival - Rachid Taha on stage |
(photo by Julien Hekimian/Sygma/Corbis/Sygma via Getty Images)
From the info about the concert:
"Rachid Taha a charismatic performer who mixes Algerian Rai street music with techno, funk and reggae rhythms to create a hybrid sound so good that it was banned from French radio."
1st part - bc.2001.Nov.16 BBC Radio 3 Andy Kershaw
setlist: a1.Ya Rayah / a2.?? / a3.Barra Barra / a4.??
2nd part - bc.2002.May.17 BBC Radio 3 Andy Kershaw
setlist: b1.Nokta / b2.Foqt Foqt / b3.Habina / (DJ outro with songtitles)
Some good (old) info about Rachid Taha:
- Nuclear fusion - 2001.May.28, The Guardian
- Andy Morgan writes... about Rachid Taha: pt.1 (2009) / pt.2 (2009) / pt.3 (2011)
- Rachid Taha 2000.April at Banán klub, Budapest - youtube *
*this is in special honour of the MEPs in the EU parliament, who this week at last took a clear stand against the anti-democratic government of Hungary!
Thank You All - And Please Continue To Stop Them!!!