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  • n. A kind of Moroccan popular music.
  • n. A traditional style of music of Algiers.


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Arabic شعبي popular, folksy.


  • R Born and raised in Tunisia, MC Rai started out singing chaabi, the street pop of the Arabic world, and then a little more than a decade ago changed his sound to incorporate the rai music of neighboring Algeria.

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  • 'Hum tum ek kamre main bandh hon, aur chaabi kho jaaye ...'

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  • This concert came on Algeria's Independence Day weekend, and perhaps the older members of the audience were recalling the days of their youth, when chaabi - the "people's music"

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  • These days, chaabi has been eclipsed by rai music, rap and Western pop.

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  • One of the musicians is Abdel Hadi Halo, whose father, Hajj Mohammed Al-Anka, is widely known as the father of chaabi music.

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  • Listeners with MTV attention spans may have a hard time with chaabi songs, which can go on for the better part of half an hour.

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  • More influenced, perhaps, by the rebellious nature of Algerian street-style chaabi (an earlier form of North African pop), Taha fused his native music with Western-style rock, punk and techno into a distinctive sound that has been his trademark for almost three decades.

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  • But in this case, it was like ek baar chaabi de kar chhod do.

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  • El Anka had long since died, but Bousbia tracked down his son, the chaabi musician Abdel Hadi Halo, and together they located some 40 musicians, all of them over 60 and some as old as


  • Algerian singer / guitarist Idir and Moroccan chaabi singer Najat Aatabou will share a classic Berber bill.



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