Veggiestan’s Greatest Hits #11: Algeria


This is a cracking number sung by three of Algeria’s best-loved performers. The song, called Abdel Kader, commemorates Abdelkader El Djezairi, who is an (if not the) Algerian national hero and had a valiant pop at fighting off the French when they invaded in the 1830s. It was rai superstar Cheb Khaled who originally made the song famous: here he is joined by Rachid and Faudel. We dig both the tune and the on-stage rapport between them.

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