Ya-Rayi

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Khaled is the biggest star of Algerian rai, and a global superstar these days. But as his fame increased, the quality of his music declined. The raw, emotive style that made him successful in the first place was smoothed off and he became an international pop icon whose rai was diluted. This time around, he's confounded expectations by making his best album in over ten years. To be fair, it starts off tentatively with "Mani Hani," whose fake classical piano intro doesn't bode well for the rest of the track, but from the title cut onward it's a powerhouse. There's plenty of sophistication in the arrangements, but also a strong sense of rootedness. This is very definitely a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Khaled is the biggest star of Algerian rai, and a global superstar these days. But as his fame increased, the quality of his music declined. The raw, emotive style that made him successful in the first place was smoothed off and he became an international pop icon whose rai was diluted. This time around, he's confounded expectations by making his best album in over ten years. To be fair, it starts off tentatively with "Mani Hani," whose fake classical piano intro doesn't bode well for the rest of the track, but from the title cut onward it's a powerhouse. There's plenty of sophistication in the arrangements, but also a strong sense of rootedness. This is very definitely a rai record, flavored not only by Algeria but the entire Mediterranean -- sunny and overflowing with warmth. Khaled himself even plays accordion on several cuts. Good as most of the album is, "H'Mama" is the standout, with a mesmerizing vocal taqsim, or opening improvisation, from Khaled before the track really lets loose. But throughout the album there are wonderful touches in the Egyptian strings, slinky, funky rhythms, and great swathes of memorable melodies. This is a great artist showing exactly what he can do.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2005
  • Label: Wrasse Records
  • UPC: 740042413528
  • Catalog Number: 135

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Khaled Primary Artist
Rita Marley Vocals
Gail Ann Dorsey Bass Guitar
Santana Guitar
Zachary Alford Drums
Martyn Barker Drums
Michael Delakian Trumpet
Philippe Eidel Organ, Synthesizer, Bouzouki, Accordion, Clavier, Charango
David McMurray Saxophone
Eric Montbel Cornemeuse
Jamie Muhoberac Clavier
Noa Vocals
Karl Perazzo Timbales
Don Was Bass, Guest Appearance
Pierre Olivier Govin Saxophone
Randy Jacobs Guitar
KC Porter Keyboards, Background Vocals, fender rhodes
Carlos Santana Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
IAM Vocals
Andrew Snook Background Vocals
Said Mohammad Aly Violone
Hamid Belhocine Trombone
Tio Banks Keyboards
Lucien Zerrad Guitar
Sebastian Arocha Morton Organ, Keyboards
Maurice el Medioni Piano
Pancho Tomasselli Bass
Mishko M'Ba Basse
JB Eckl Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Bassam Saba Ney
Fabrice Adam Trumpet
Tamer Yassin Violone
Hadj Brahim Khaled Accordion, Vocals, Background Vocals, Darbouka, Choeurs
Ilan Abou Contrabass (Vocal)
Jean-Louis Solans Guitar
Nicolas Gautier Musical Direction
Cyril Barbessol Piano
Bachir Mokari Percussion
Hani Farahat Alto, Violone
Khaled Abdalla Mostafa Cello
Brahim Aggad Darbouka
Farid Aouameur Percussion, Choeurs, Basse
Kamel Belkodja Violone
MHammed Blaoui Guitar
Reda Boukoura Violone
Samira Brahmia Choeurs
Eli Bruegemann Piano
Caribbean Swing Horns Brass
Abdelhafid Chouma Ney
Mustapha Didouh Accordion, Clavier, Choeurs
Brahimi El Mankour Violone
Mamdouh El Waraky Violone
Tamer Elsayed Ghoniem Alto Saxophone, Violone
Hany Foda Violone
Youcef Hemouk Saou Ney
Alfred Houssepian Trumpet
Hisham Hussain Alto Saxophone, Violone
Yahia Mohamed Mahdy Cello
Kheir Eddine M'Kachiche Violone
Hassan Moataz Cello
Mohamed Mostéghanemi Violone
Morrit Mohamed Nasr El Din Aly Violone
Orchestre DuCaire Strings
Mohamed Osman Violone
Claude Pironneau Saxophone
Ahmed Mohamed Ramzy Violone
Patrice Renson Drums
Hassan Sharara Violone
Emad El Sayed Taha Cello
Julien Tekeyan Drums
Ali Zeghdoud Violone
Elan Vocals, Guest Appearance
Elan Attiass Vocals
Technical Credits
Jacob Desvarieux Audio Production
Philippe Eidel Composer, Audio Production
Jim Gaines Engineer
Laurent Gueneau Engineer
Jamie Muhoberac drum programming
Jeff Peters Engineer
Jeff Poe Engineer
Don Was Producer, Audio Production
Luis Quine Engineer
Krish Sharma Engineer
KC Porter Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Andrew Snook Composer
Kris Solem Mastering
Adrienne Follesé Composer
Sebastian Arocha Morton Engineer
Dawn Elder Producer, Executive Producer, Audio Production
JB Eckl Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Yasser Anwar Engineer
Hadj Brahim Khaled Arranger, Producer, Contributor
Keith Follesé Composer
Alfonso Ródenas Engineer
Farid Aouameur Programming, Orchestration
Mustapha Didouh Composer
Romain Friedman Engineer
Hamid Kherife English Translations
Steve Polacek Graphic Design
Blaoui Houari Composer
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