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Khaled

Born in Algeria but now based in France, Khaled is known as the king of rai. He was born Khaled Hadj Brahim in 1960 in Sidi-El-Houri. Along with Egyptian, Spanish and French music influences, Khaled also listened to the Beatles and James Brown as a child. After learning to sing and play accordion, he left school at age 16 to record his first single. With a blend of funk, reggae and Arabic music, Khaled soon pioneered the transformation of rai from a local style to worldwide popularity by adding a synthesizer and drum machine. He moved to France in 1986 and released Kutche, his debut album. His first domestic work was a 1993 self-titled album. N'ssi N'ssi appeared the following year. 1996 saw the release of Sahra, and three years later King of Rai appeared. In early 2000, 1,2,3 Soleils, a trio recording also featuring Rachid Taha and Faudel, was released. Elle Ne Peut Pas Vivre Sans Lui was issued later that fall with El Lil Ou Nour appearing in early 2001. ~ John Bush
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Aaaaawwwwwww w , SOOKIE SOOKIE now!!!!!!!!!
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I just checked out Amina Aloui. I love Andalusian music also. In a Jesse Cook concert I heard of a guy named Ziryab (also known as Pájaro Negro in Spain) from Iraq or Iran who greatly influenced Andalusian music. I wish I could travel back to that time . Wow.
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He has the perfect voice for this type of music ... in more than one way !
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The king of Rai! Powerful voice
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rachelll-23
I love all of your songs..
God bless you.
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RAI~AY~AY~AY ~ A A A A A I ! ! ! ! ! I LUV KHALED`S MUSIC!!!!! :-) :-) :-D :-) :-)
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Da King of Modern Raï !
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HIP HIP HOO RAI. !!! ( I exclaimed "Rai" ly....... ) Khaled sure does make some HAPPY MUSIC!!! I LOVE IT!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D!!!!!!!!! !
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Al jazeera
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My favorite rai singer of em all!!!!!
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Why can't i find c'est la vie in here D:!?
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robschneidb2
I also love Amina Aloui (SP)
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debdej
Absolutely love Khaled's music. We've been listening to him for about 10 years now. First time we heard him was on 1-2-3 Soleils and I had to go out right away and buy more of his CDs. His voice goes right to your soul. Beautiful!
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ang_lady7
Love this singer, esp his song: Ayisha and Ya Aachkou....w o n d e r f u l voice, pleasant and natural as he sings from the heart!
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Now here is a guy who we in America would do well to give an ear to. This music rocks in a way that is influencing so many of our own musicians. It is simple to understand. He sings from his heart. That crosses the language barrier and expands us to accept so much that is different in the world.
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h_ouis
I love this artist. He is one of my favorite for sure.
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MZ: I was there. I don't know what you mean. I like toast.
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NYC many memories with Khaled's Music if you were there you know what I mean
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rimi1
his the best ,he has a unique voice,has a big impact on me whenever i listen to it. his the king and he still the king forever.
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I am loving the groove and the fusion! I will come back and get to know his music better
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I use to listen to his jam back in Murphy.
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courtney.j.l y m a n
I love Khaled's music!!
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Best! No more to qualify him!!!!
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eatl02
He is one of a kind. Very moving and spiritual at the same time up-beat that it makes one dance. Not only his voice and style but his music is so rich. Love him!!!!
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Lo mejor y punto.
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he is number one sure Thanks Khaled hadj ibrahim
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Like this kind of music.
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he's the best.
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haloway
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I did not know about this performer until I saw the Fifth Element. I loved the music from the scene of the taxi cab chase and went as far as buying the soundtrack (which I don't regret doing it so) looking for that specific song, unfortunatel y , is not there. I did a bit more research until I found him and his music. I do hope he continues doing music and brings Algerian music to the rest of the World
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nice voice
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I love Khaled! I'm from bahrain and love their music!
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Behibek Khaled!
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erin5905
Knockout performer.
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