Algeria-Various Artists - 1970s Algerian Folk & Pop (LP)

 

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  Algeria-Various Artists
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title 
  1970s Algerian Folk & Pop (LP)
 
country 
  Algeria
 
mainstyle 
  Popular Music
 
style 
 
 
label 
  Sublime Frequencies
 
year 
  2014
 
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Reviews for Algeria-Various Artists - 1970s Algerian Folk & Pop (LP)


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Review by:  Arnulf den Boesterd
Review date:  2014-07-07 17:22:38
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From the heavier rock and psychedelic sounds of Rachid & Fethi, Les Djinns and Les Abranis to the haunting folk music of Kri Kri and Djamel Allem and the Film soundtrack moods of Ahmed Malek, 1970s Algerian Folk & Pop documents a key period in the modern musical renaissance of a nation in transition. Most of these tracks are from 45 rpm singles, the key format during the early 1970s before the cassette took over as the medium of choice. Western musical influences can be heard throughout this extremely diverse record yet there is an undeniable Algerian sense of sadness contained here within a more tolerant space in time between two of the country’s most significant historical periods; National Independence from France and the darker times of a brutal civil war yet to come. Compiled by Hicham Chadly, this LP edition comes in a digipak with lovely images from the period and extensive liner notes by Omar Zelig.
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