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  • Audio CD (17 Jan. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Barclay
  • ASIN: B000007NTS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 208,364 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ya Rayah
2. Ida
3. Habina
4. Bent Sahra
5. Ach Adani
6. El H'Mame
7. Enti Rahti
8. Menfi
9. Bani Al Insane
10. Malheureux Toujours
11. Aiya Aiya

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By B. Ongo on 23 Dec. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Classic Taha. His early breakthrough album of covers revisioning some of his favourite songs and others that influenced his career. Highly recommended.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Spilsbury on 26 Mar. 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Taha is getting on a bit, and is now in the singing at birthday parties part of his career by the looks of it. This is an old DVD recommended by a Moroccan carpet seller no less. It was a revelation! Chunky exciting riffs in one tune, with Oriental sounds from Zithers, reed flutes and a host of unpronouncable instruments. A very varied and extremely energetic collection guaranteed to gett any Middle Eastern party going. Stodgy Eurocentric types may struggle with the exotic nature of this Algerian pop, but its a super CD. Try the first three songs on MP3 with Amazon, they are the best and will get you moving!
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Let the desert party begin... 5 Feb. 2004
By pma - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"Diwan" is a really rich album - a great way to introduce others to rai music without losing itself to Western studio overproduction. Some other readers' comments seem confusing to me. 6 minutes too long for a song? Obviously that person isn't familiar with traditional Arabic music where songs can go on for what seem like eons. Of course, "Ya Rayah" is the anchor to this album - the one song (if any of Taha's) that anyone would know, but the other's are just as good. I enjoy the change in tempo and intensity of "Habina", and the good times that "Ida" seems to evoke. Rachid's voice is raw and unmodified, which makes the songs all the more genuine. "Diwan" is definitely a keeper, and also is his most consistent album.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Infectious Grooves! 28 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Having listened to mostly traditional North African music, my first exposure to Rachid (and urban Algerian music) was having heard 'Ya Rayah' on a local world music radio show. I absolutely had to have this cd after hearing that cut, and now I listen to the entire cd at least once a day. It is impossible for me to sit still when the music is playing. Rachid Rocks!
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eclectic 31 Mar. 2002
By K.Khan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I am not of Arabian descent but having lived in Arab lands for more then half of my life, I know the sounds well of different Arabic music and am quite intimate with the culture. I first heard of Rachid Taha on the 1,2,3 Soleils live album with Faudel and Khaled, A great live recording, The only weakness I felt was Rachid, his music does not fit well within live settings.
In collaboration with his producer Steve Hillage , i think thats the name..this record is very classical arabic music mixed with a hint of western influences. It relies a lot on the Industrial groove sound with big thumping basses but middle eastern melodies.
Rachid's album after this, "Medina" is 90 degrees on this one. It is the same but the opposite. There is more western influence on their and eastern snippets while here its the opposite.
this one,Its very interesting to listen to, and though Taha's vocal prowess is really nothing to be proud of, the way his music is, its quite something. Ive heard lots of middle eastern artists and people with the same sound. If anyone will take newer sounds of middle eastern music to new heights. It is Rahid Taha. He brings in a very eclectic fresh sound to middle eastern music which really honestly purely traditionaly sounds the same all the time.
if you want to see what his next album "Medina" is like, check out "Barra Barra" the track from the movie ,Black Hawk down.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I love this guy! 22 Jan. 2000
By Muselover - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I rarely enjoy "blends" of roots music with modern, urban music, but I have to make an exception for Rachid Taha. I really enjoy the enthusiasm and joy he exudes on this album, and the combination of traditional and contemporary works great here, in my opinion. He's singing in the Arabic tradition, which might sound "off-key" to western ears, but I really think the album deserves enough attention to learn to understand and enjoy this tradition.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Rai uno! 27 Oct. 2003
By Martha Grenon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I had no idea what to expect when I purchased "Diwan" in cassette format several years ago. It had been highly recommended in the hi-tech mag "Wired", and, being interested in world music, I decided to take a chance.
I've now just about worn it out, having listened to it countless times. With "Diwan" in my pocket I go out for a brisk two-mile walk every evening and this guy rocks! And I rock as I walk, snapping my fingers to the infectious beat. It's fantastic music and I defy anyone to keep still once they hear it!
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