Rai Regional and Ethnic Styles Music
Popular Algerian dance music form. Famous performers of Rai include Cheb Nasro and Cheb Khaled. The Rai ensemble is a mix of traditional North African instruments (oud, doumbek, gimbri) with modern electric instruments (guitar, bass, keyboards), featuring singing in the Arabic language.
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- Encyclopaedia of the Orient: Raï - Introduction to Algerian raï music, with links and a few RealAudio song clips.
- Raï Music - A brief history and introduction to Rai music.
- All Music Guide: Rai - Brief introduction to the genre, and links to r popular Rai rai artists.
- Raï-music - Featuring MP3s of Rai artists including Cheb Hasni, rai Cheb Khaled, r Cheb Mami, Mohamed Rai, and Bouchnak.
- Raï - Rebel Music from Algeria - Introduction to the genre by a fan, with r WAV audio regional and ethnic samples, and links to fan pages r for several artists.
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