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Event Archive - Rachid Taha, Aboubacar Camara & Doundounba

Sat. July 2nd 2005 The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors)


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Rachid Taha (Aribic Electroclash)

Many artists — from the late Israeli diva Ofra Haza to Algerian pop-rai star Cheb Khaled — have taken the traditional sounds of the Middle East and “updated” them into hits on the dance charts. Yet few of these artists have married this exotic rhythm to an even more aggressive sound. Algerian-born singer Rachid Taha has done just that — c... more info

Aboubacar Camara & Doundounba (West African Dance Music)

Aboubacar Camara leads Doundounba in performing West African amasumbou music - a mingling of musical traditions - including ancient Guinean rhythms and popular West African dance-driven melodies of mandeng guitar. Their instrumentation is equally diverse, incorporating the balafon (xylophone), djembe (hand drum), doun doun (bass drum), kirin (sl... more info
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