Raï Story: mémoire et identité
Born at the beginning of the twentieth century, raï has imposed itself as one of the most important forms of expression in North Africa, especially Algeria. Fashioned from a series of chaotic moments, shocks and counter-shocks, raï became, over time, the kind of popular music we now know. This essay attempts to trace back the socio-historical and cultural paths taken by this music and its artists.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Southeastern Louisiana University
Publication date: 2003-07-01
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