Rachid Taha was an Algerian singer and activist based in France described as “sonically adventurous”. His music was influenced by many different styles including rock, electronic, punk and raï.
|Native name:||رشيد طه|
|Born:||September 18, 1958, Sig or Oran, French Algeria|
|Died:||September 12, 2018, Paris, France|
|Genres:||World music, rock raï, Algerian chaabi, rumba-pop, electronica, punk, techno, dance|
|Labels:||Knitting Factory, Island, Barclay|
|Website:||Rachid Taha’s Official site|
|Twitter:||Rachid Taha’s Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Rachid Taha’s Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Rachid Taha’s Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||Rachid Taha’s IMDb|
|Spotify:||Rachid Taha’s Spotify|
|iTunes:||Rachid Taha’s iTunes|
About Rachid Taha
Eclectic Algerian singer known for successful albums like Barbes, Tekitoi, and Bonjour. His album Diwan was his bestseller and breakthrough as a solo artist.
He had a menial day job at a central heating plant but worked as a club DJ at night.
His cover of The Clash’s single “Rock the Casbah” was named as one of the Top 50 Cover Songs by The Guardian.
His father was a textile factory worker. He died of a heart attack.
He performed with legendary Nigerian saxophonist Fela Kuti.
Information related to Rachid Taha
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- Raï musicians
- Algerian male singers
- Wrasse Records artists
- Algerian emigrants to France
- Kabyle people
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