Ya-Rayi

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Ya-Rayi
Studio album by Khaled
Released August 2004 (International)
June 27, 2005 (USA)
Recorded 2004
Genre Raï
Label Universal Records and Wrasse Records
Producer Don Was, Jacob Desvarieux, Philippe Eidel, K. C. Porter, and Dawn Elder
Khaled chronology
Kenza
(2000)
Ya-Rayi
(2004)
Best Of Khaled
(2007)
US release cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Khaled's Ya-Rayi studio album was released in Europe in August 2004 by AZ Records, a label of Universal Music France, and later licensed in the UK, and then rereleased in the United States on June 27, 2005. The European release was dubbed a "back to the roots" album, while the United States release was dubbed a "peace through music" album.

Ya-Rayi means "my opinion" in Arabic. The album includes remakes of El Hadj Mohammed el Arika's "El-H'mam" and Rabah Deriasa and Blaoui Houari's "H'mama".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mani Hani"
  2. "Ya-Rayi"
  3. "Zine Zina"
  4. "El-H'mam"
  5. "Lemen"
  6. "Ya Galbi"
  7. "H'mama"
  8. "Ensa El Hem"
  9. "Hagda"
  10. "El Ghira"
  11. "El-H'mam" (Imhotep Remix)

In the UK the Universal Music France album was licensed unchanged to Wrasse Records with the French album track listing and an extra DVD of music clips. The Wrasse Records release (Wrasse 127X) included the original French booklet with Arabic sung texts in French romanization and studio notes in French, but with a CD backing tray insert in English.

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