Omar El Knitri avec Saïd Dade

I got this excellent frentic freakout of a tape in Paris. I can’t find any infos on this rai guy who is from Morocco or Algeria (I can’t recall). While googling I came across these great music videos by a guy with a similar name.

Next Awesome Tapes from Africa DJ set is with Konono no. 1, Javelin, Just Wills and Prof DJ Rainstick at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on July 18.


Side 1
Sidi Ya Hah
Dekkat 55
Sidi Abderrahman


Side 2
Fatma Fatma
Abdellah Ya Soussi
Fatima Hanan
Marhba Ya Lalla


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

July 3, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Nice groove on this one.

July 4, 2010 at 8:17 am

El Knitri = born in Kenitra city (Morocco).

Tim Abdellahreply
July 7, 2010 at 6:59 am

Should be Moroccan – “Knitri” means he’s from Kentira, just north of Rabat in Morocco. Plus Fassiphone is a Moroccan label. Can’t wait to hear this one!

July 9, 2010 at 12:54 am

Just ran into this site while checking out the new


I might have some tapes (already ripped) for you. Will have a look through the collection and drop a line.

July 10, 2010 at 3:04 am

Man this is great. Currently living in Paris, looking for place to dance, I’m curious about where you were spinning records while you were here. THANKS!

July 11, 2010 at 6:13 pm

amazing tape! more rai please!

July 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Thank you for your amazing blog! Your posts are so interesting and the music is just amazing. Keep up your unvaluable work. Ciao!

Giulio, Roma.

July 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Doesn’t it make more sense to add every song in a .rar or .zip file and upload onto mediafire? Downloading each song separately or have all song as one mp3 is incredibly annoying and backwards.

July 28, 2010 at 7:39 pm

good tape from Morocco! concerning the style, I would rather say it’s “shaabi” instead of “rai”…

December 3, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Impressively bonkers tape! I thoroughly enjoyed this one & it is going to go round on my ipod many times more. Thank you!

September 20, 2016 at 9:36 am

Visual Mayhem!
I hope this makes up for the missing video linked in the original post.

“Film a video clip of Mohammed Farid Oohasin Kenitra Championship”.
You have been warned…–w

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