Aziza Brahimi, born in 1976 in the sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria. In 1995 Brahim won the ‘1st National Song Contest‘ of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. After a tour through Europe, she became more and more popular and released her first albums. Have a listen to her wonderful song “Lagi”:
Patrick Bruel, born in 1959 in Algeria is a french singer. Although Bruel dreamed to be a football star as a yong boy, he decided to pursue singing after seeing Michel Sardou in 1975. Listen to his nice song “Au Café des Délices”:
Melissa Nkonda, born in 1990, is a french singer from Saint-Saulve. She is the daugther of an algerian mother and a cameroonian father. Have a listen to her amazing #1 single “Nouveaux Horizons” in Belgium in 2011:
Gnawa Diffusion is a French-Algerian musical group created June 27, 1992 at Grenoble around Amazigh Kateb, son of Algerian writer Kateb Yacine.
The texts of the group are in Arabic, French and English. The rhythms are very mixed race: a mix of rock, reggae, etc., and different music of Algeria as the styles Chaabi, Gnawa, etc..
Here is their song ” Saharagga” , the second one is a live clip
Djazia Satour, born December 9, 1980, is an Algerian singer living in France since 1990. Djazia Satour grew up in Algiers. She arrived in Grenoble in 1990. At age 15, she discovered the music studio and touring with the band Gnawa Diffusion where she was active for 4 years in the choir. She was 19 years old when the band MIG establishes around her voice. The adventure will last six years. ( Hope i´ve translated everything well from the french language , i´m really rusty in this point :-) )
Here is her song ” Klami ”
Karima Nayt grew up in Algeria, achieved in Cairo as a dancer and singer international fame, and now lives in Sweden.
Nayt sings of the Algerian civil war and its aftermath, the threat to freedom by dictatorships, the needs of young women in a crusted patriarchy and pretense unattainable material values through the media, which pursue more and more young people.
Here is her song ” Djazair”
Born in 1984, Nadir Leghrib is a young artist “bonois” . He became known at first by his covers of the grungeband “Nirvana” hence the nickname “Nadir Nirvana.” Thereafter, he began to write his own lyrics and composing his own music. He created a new style which could be called the “chaabi-grunge.” This is poetry from the current popular language which was born . A funny and moving language.
In his songs, he sings about the daily life of young Algerian : social problems, heart, disillusionment. (translation of the Youtube-video comment )
Here is his song “Win Houma”
Cheb Mami is an algerian Rai and pop musician, born in 1966. As I’m really a fan of african culture and music, I like his song “Aller les Africains”, in english: go on africans. Hope they’d start a way out of war up to peace.
Biyouna (Baya Bouzar) is an Algerian singer, dancer, actress born in 1952 in Belcourt, Algiers, Algeria. This is her song “Tu es ma vie ” sung in Algerian Arabic and French , with typical arabic arrangements .
Souad Massi, born August 23, 1972, is an Algerian singer, songwriter and guitarist. Here is her song “Raoui”