Thursday, August 30, 2012

Off To College

It's 1974, and we're in that hot Algerian port city called Oran. Young Khaled's party band just went belly up. He's fourteen years old and decides to go it alone. Trig Lycée ('the way to college') is his first single, and to call it promising would be an understatement.

Cheb Khaled - Trig Lycée

And the rest, as they say, is raï rebel history. Here's a stone cold fave from later days.

Cheb Khaled - Sidi Boumediène

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