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Cheb Mami

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...Known as the “Prince of Rai,” the singer Cheb Mami brought traditional Algerian music into contact with Spanish, French, and Arabic influences. Born in 1966 in the country’s southwest, Mami was placed second in a singing competition in 1971...

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Dave Laing

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.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...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...