...The murder of Cheb Hasni by religious extremists in Algeria helped transform the musical idiom in which he performed, rai, from a secular dance music to the protest music of young Algerians in the early 1990s. Born in 1968 in Oran, Algeria,...
Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI: Locations: Africa and the Middle East
...Population: 31,403,000 (2003)
Algeria is an Islamic
North African (Maghrebian) country bordered by Tunisia and Libya to the east; Niger and Mali to the south; Mauritania, Western Sahara and Morocco...
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