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Les Boukakes are a rock band from France, whose music is strongly influenced by North African raï. Formed in 1997 in Montpelier, the group's seven members hail from France, Corsica, Tunisia, and Algeria. Their name is a phonetic combination of the racist insults "bougnoule" and "macaque." In 2001, they released their first album Makach Mouchkil, followed by Bledi in 2004. Their new album Marra will be released on August 15 in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria (other countries to follow… read more

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  • excellent!
  • Saw these guys at Sunfest in London, Ontario tonight. I was blown away by the musicianship and the energy they put into their performance. I bought a copy of Bledi on the spot and will start listening to it shortly. If the CD is even half as good as their live performance, I think it will be awesome.
  • Yeah they rock!!! Anyone know where it's possible to find translations of the lyrics??
  • This band is amazing! It's a shame so few people seem to know about them. Check out their album Bledi -- you won't regret it!

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