Algerian Vocalist and Fusionist Rachid Taha Dies at 59

Rachid Taha

Acclaimed French-Algerian singer Rachid Taha died today, September 12, 2018 in Paris, France of a heart attack.

The France-based Taha was a world music star in the 1990s and 2000s in France and other countries with his mix of Algerian rai and western rock.

Read more about Rachid Taha, including his biography and discography.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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