Souad Massi Souad Massi was born in Algeria in 1972, but cannot now perform there because of her outspoken, anti-terrorist stance and feminism. While notgarnering the sales figures of some of his African counterparts, he has been a significant figure in African music and politics for decades. He was soon signed by Earthworks' Jumbo Van Renen, who, when he became CEO of Island Records UK,re-signed Mapfumo to an international contract. Admired by Joe Strummer, he has also produced an Arabic version of The Clash's "Rock The Casbah" Some of the acts not invited...
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Top with a final layer of ham then chicken and carefully lay the pastry on top.Trim the edges of the pastry with a knife and pinch the base and top pastry edges together with your forefinger and thumb to make a good join. Although dance influenced, he is primarily now a rock artist. A charismatic live performer, he produced his self-titled debut album in 1995. Today, his album sales are in the 300,000 per album category. His 2000 release, Made in Medina was a true world music production, with recordings made in London, Marrakech and New Orleans. Taha soon moved away from dance music and formed a rock outfit, Carte de Sejour, heavily influenced by rebellious Algerian rai music.
If he needs any inspiration, I've listed five obvious omissions on these pages. Rachid Taha Taha started his musical life as a DJ in a tiny nightclub in France, after his family had moved there from Algeria at the height of the independence war. It was only one in a succession of jobs which included dish-washing, cooking, and working in a factory, but it was one at which the young Taha excelled. And if it isn't too late to include more Africans, Bob Geldof can borrow my phone book. But the choice of artists for the Live8 concerts will simply reinforce the global perception of Africa's inferiority.If the organisers don't include more African musicians, I think Youssou N'Dour should boycott the event. One of the most familiar responses I've had is: "I didn't think I liked African music, but I like this." The success of groups like Buena Vista, who sold more than four million copies of their 1998 Grammy Award-winning album, shows there is a market for non-Anglophone music.If we are going to change the West's perception of Africa, events like this are the perfect opportunity to do something for Africa's self-esteem. He said viewingfigures showed that when the Mahotella Queens and Mahlathini came on, people went for a cup of tea My response was: their loss.