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Rachid Taha & Steve Hillage & Femi Kuti – Live (2001) – رشيد طه

9-07-2014, 11:12
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Rachid Taha & Steve Hillage & Femi Kuti – Live (2001) – رشيد طه

Artist: Rachid Taha & Steve Hillage & Femi Kuti · رشيد طه
Title Of Album: Live
Year Of Release: 2001
Label: Mondo Melodia 186 850 052 2
Genre: Progressive Raï
Quality: MP3 | FLAC
Bitrate: VBR 0 | 16Bit/44kHz
Total Size: 98 MB | 593 MB
Total Time: 78:43
Website: Discogs

01. Menfi 06:55
02. Nokta 06:40
03. IDA 06:23
04. Ya Rayah 08:59
05. Medina 06:46
06. Bent Sahra 09:00
07. Barra Barra 05:42
08. Foqt Foqt 06:46
09. Ala Jalkroum feat. Femi Kuti 05:06
10. Voila Voila 07:47
11. Garab 08:45

Rachid Taha: vocals, guitar
Steve Hillage: guitar, mixing, production
Francois Delfin: guitar
Hakim Hamadouche: luth
Femi Kuti: saxophone, vocals
Hassan Lachal: darbouka
Yves Aouizerate: keyboards
François Even: bass
Abdel Abrit: drums
Recorded live at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, March 11, 2001
Produced & arranged by Steve Hillage

Rachid Taha was quoted by BBC's 'The World' as saying, "When I hear George Bush, and when I hear Osama bin Laden, I hear two bedouin nomads. The only difference is that one of them is from the desert of Texas and drives an SUV, and the other is from the desert of Saudi Arabia and rides a dromedary. Bush and bin Laden come from similar well-heeled backgrounds and both use a similar fundamentalist rhetoric."

Review by m_noland (Washington DC, United States) from Amazon:
From Rachid Taha's recent world tour: the Led Zep reference is not a joke – he gives them a shout out in "Foqt Foqt" and indeed this music is closer to Rock than to Raï. Aurally, the sound, featuring Taha's declamatory baritone and the Francois Delfin's hard edged lead guitar, reminds me as nothing so much as late 1970s/early 1980s John Cale, but with derbouka (percussion), lute, and keyboard synths providing the Arabic orchestral string parts. Steve Hillage adds a second guitar on six cuts, and on some cuts ("Medina," "Voila Voila") the band, in effect, plays techno live. Quite a disk.

Review by Nirmal Ghosh (Thailand) from Amazon:
This is one of the best live albums I have ever heard. I usually dislike live albums because of the extraneous noise, but the sheer energy of this performance makes everything else seem pale. Rachid Taha takes essential north African/Arabic Raï and Folk rhythms and overlays a pounding kicking Rock drum/bass/guitar and belts out the songs in Arabic. It is interesting to see the sound morph into Techno Trance in a live performance. I can never get tired of this album. Go for it!

More info here:
His website
Info in Spanish
Interview with Steve Hillage




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