Rachid Taha
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Reviews // 3 Articles
//Features

Best Albums of 2006
23 Dec 2006 // 12:00 AM

At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.

Globespotting: Best World Music of 2006
11 Dec 2006 // 3:01 PM

In a year of stylistic cross-pollinations, sounds from around the world come together on Michael Keefe's list of fun and fascinating albums.

//Columns

Shocking the Casbah: The Maghrebi-Noir of Rachid Taha
1 Jul 2014 // 9:30 PM

A furious mix of hip-hop beats, Arabic primal screams and punk-rock guitars, Taha brilliantly battles against the ideologies of both Western and Arab traditions.

Arab Soul Rebels: Punk Among the Beurs of '80s Era France
15 Jan 2014 // 9:30 PM

French-Arab band Carte de Séjour made pop music history with their rousing blend of punk and raï in the early '80s. To date there are no successors in sight.

//Reviews

Rachid Taha: Bonjour
14 Jul 2010 // 5:00 PM

Rachid Taha, after two decades of doing little wrong, has finally made a pop misfire.

Rachid Taha: Rock El Casbah: The Best Of
1 Jul 2008 // 6:00 PM

Like Joe Strummer, Taha's gift is how he radiates -- that charisma, that persuasion, that force.

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//Blogs

Anderson East Ignites a Fire at Mercury Lounge

// Notes from the Road

"Hot off the release of his album Delilah Anderson East's performance was full of vim and vigor.

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