Chikaha - Rahma

Chikaha Rahma

Algerian music a kind person sent me recently. Great Saturday morning atmosphere. Thinking of politics in North Africa this week.

FYI Baltimore: I will be DJing Awesome Tapes from Africa on Saturday, February 5 at a party with a bunch of rad artwork and other DJs and stuff, at a place called STR8 CAVIN (B302 COPYCAT). Last time I went to Baltimore was for a hardcore show in like 2003. This is going to be awesome.

PS: In what feels like a major step, I joined Facebook this week. Just noticed someone made a Facebook page for this blog.


Side 1
Rirsakr Fi Simana
Nagda Emaak
Esaka Malietouiali


Side 2
Yamarani Emrida
Ana Ehbibi Nabrih


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January 29, 2011 at 5:28 pm

phenomenal!!!!!!!!!!!!! she’s so beautiful!

January 29, 2011 at 5:58 pm

WOW! I did not expect sounds like this when I saw the cover. Raw and powerful singing with beautiful instrumentation. Any idea if this is a traditional Algerian music?

February 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm

great stuff man… pls post more stuff from city boys/adofo.

February 3, 2011 at 8:07 am

this sounds great!

February 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Brilliant Blog, Thank you and Keep Up the Great Work!

J. G.reply
February 12, 2011 at 11:23 pm

con cara A o side A y cara B o side B, como antes, gracias. que tiempos.

April 30, 2011 at 11:05 am

Yep same here – cover made me think this was going to be subdued/stuffy, but the first track just made my saturday morning breakfast! Great stuff :)

April 30, 2011 at 11:07 am

Sounds more pop then traditional to me? Its actually the second track i’ve been loving. Real nice.

May 6, 2011 at 7:30 am

She is a good singer.
Zamre Bin Ab. Wahab

August 22, 2011 at 1:02 am

fantastic…thanks a lot.

November 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

great. I love your blog. Awesome :)

January 12, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Si no fuese por lo de “Edition Merabet” en cada rola, sería excelente

Gregg A Evansreply
June 7, 2016 at 7:16 am

Supper great stuff. Does anyone know what the man is talking about at the beginning of the tracks? Is he introducing her and is he speaking french ? Is this common to the style.

Gregg A Evansreply
June 7, 2016 at 7:18 am
– In reply to: Gregg A Evans

super not supper. Its breakfast time here.

December 3, 2016 at 10:32 am

This is Algerian traditional Gasba (algerian flute) / Rai music.

The singer is from Sidi Bel abbes, in West Algeria.

At the beginning, the producer or one of the musicians introduces the Label company, the singer and each of the musicians by name.

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