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Saida Fikri

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Saida Fikri ( سعيدة فكري ) is a Moroccan singer-songwriter well known in North Africa and Western Europe for expressing powerful personal and social themes in an original, cosmopolitan style of music.

Saida’s eclectic songs combine elements of rock, blues, jazz, folk, pop, country and reggae, but all with a subtle Middle Eastern touch. The ‘eastern’ traces in Saida’s music include gnawi, rai, chaabi, Andalusian, Berber and classical Arabic rhythms. Her lyrics are written in the Moroccan dialect of Arabic, French, and English.

The result of this global fusion is one of a kind : Saida has taken in the best of the world’s musical traditions, yet she doesn’t sound like anyone else in the world.

In terms of orchestration, Saida’s repertory can be divided into two kinds. On the one hand, ‘big’ songs like “Zmane Naga” and “Ait Mankhabbi” are supported by numerous instruments and backup singers. Their ‘fast’ and exciting rhythms always inspire the audience to sway and dance along.

On the other hand, Saida is also a master of the ‘small’ and ‘quiet’ song in the style of Joan Baez or Joni Mitchell, performed solo with a guitar, or sometimes as a duet with another acoustique instrument. The best example of this genre is the much loved “Misiria” , a blistering attack on the indifference and hypocrisies of fatcats and corrupt officials. Or in the words of Mohamed Lotfi, a journalist for Radio Canada, “One voice, one guitar and words which bluntly portray a society where injustice, inequality and patriarchical abuse of power are still the rule”.

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  • omex-_-bel

    J'ai découvert les chansons de Saida Fikri en 1999, j'étais à la enfance , ce qui m'avait frappé en elle, c'est son romantisme, son sérieux et surtout la sincérité au moment de traiter des sujets tellement sensibles de notre société marocaine. Pour moi Saida représente cette nouvelle génération pleine d'énergie et de compromis envers les malaises de notre société, une génération qui se veut aussi pleine d'espoir et de courage pour vaincre notre ennemie à tous : le sous-développement. Saida Fikri est une flamme qui s'allume dans la moderne chanson marocaine, il faut la protéger et l'entretenir pour qu'elle nous éclaire tous et le plus longtemps possible. Merci pour Vous Saida.

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Jozephz

    hahahaha c vraiment triste.

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • kipsnak

    +1 Mr. baderagourram, comparer l'incomparable !

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • baderagourram

    LOL artistes similaires daoudi,senhaji,najat aatabou! mdrrr! 7chouma bzzaf de comparer une tel artiste lhad zbel!

    5 Feb 2011 Reply

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