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Algerian Rai

Sneaker

Rat Life
RAT6 | 2015-11-24  
Sneaker is going deep with his interpretation of Raï music on RAT 6. "Raï is a type of Algerian popular music that arose in the 1920s in the Algerian city of Oran, back then known as "little Paris", it was a melting pot of various cultures, full of nightclubs and cabarets, it was the place to go for a bawdy good time. Out of this milieu arose a group of Male and Female Muslim singers, who rejected the refined, classical poetry of traditional Algerian music. Instead, to the accompaniment of pottery drums and end-blown flutes, they sang about the adversity of urban life in a raw, gritty, sometimes vulgar, and inevitably controversial language that appealed especially to the socially and economically disadvantaged." Sounds like the definition of Rat Life! Put some drum machine patterns on top of it and here we go: long overdue Sneaker solo EP on Rat Life Records!

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