LABELS: Quantum Leap Arte
PERFORMER: Cheb Mami
CATALOGUE NO: QLDVD 0399
For a so-called ‘king of rai’, Cheb Mami is a quiet, unassuming character, but he’s blessed with a wonderfully agile, sweet-toned voice.
A Paris-based Algerian, his exuberant Arabic pop shies away from politics, but his description of rai’ as a ‘cry of youth’ is certainly borne out by the thousands of teenage fans who receive him rapturously at Paris’s Zenith venue.