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Rachid Taha (Arabic: رشيد طه) (born 1958) is a French-Algerian musician. His music is influenced by many different styles such as rock, techno, and raï.

Taha was born in Oran, Algeria. His father was a factory worker. Taha's family immigrated to France in 1968.

While working in a heating appliance factory in the late 1970s, Taha founded Les Refoulés ("The Rejects"), a nightclub where he would spin mashups of Arabic pop…

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  • Rachid is awesome. I haven't listened to him for ages and suddenly came across Barra-Barra again. What a passion! He's really mind-blowing (I find most of similar guys too 'pop' to my taste).
  • j'adore ses mélanges de rock et Raï...ça crée un nouveau genre qu'on pourrait appelé "folk-arab" :-)
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  • All and all... I think Rachid Taha is bringing a really suitable music at its own to all the people around... You can hear in his music many, many, many influences from the arabic world... but at the same time you can hear a pure rock partitions... It's obvious that he's creating a really richful music, full of the arabic music motives, but combined with a lot of other styles, where the rock isn't forgotten, too... Btw, I have to say that I found Rachid Taha thanks to the Black Hawk Down OST (from Hans Zimmer, but with the combination of the Rachid Taha's songs). I remember like it was today..... That really "brutal" song called Barra Barra........ "Brutal" in a way how it is "infecting" your life with a music which is a little bit out of everything for the most of the western-like ppl..... Absolutely brilliant combinaton of a world and rock music. Every time i play and listen to that song I'm totally devoured with all the parts of it. A REAL MASTERPIECE SONG!!! Barrrrrrrra, barrrra!!!
  • Black and white pictures are just cool sometimes, you know?
  • Why a black & white picture at top ? It's not as if, he's from an old era.
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