Carte de Séjour
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Carte de Séjour was a French band composed of Rachid Taha (Voice), Mohamed Amini (Guitar), Moktar Amini (Basse), and Jérôme Savy (Lead Guitar).
Carte de Séjour
|Genres||Rock, Raï, Punk rock|
|Past members||Rachid Taha, Djamel Dif, Mokhtar Amini, Mohamed Amini, Éric Vaquer, Jérôme Savy|
Carte de Séjour was founded in 1980 by Rachid Taha, Djamel Dif, Mokhtar Amini, Mohamed Amini and Éric Vaquer (guitar). Jérôme Savy, former guitarist of the French garage rock band Arsenic, replaced Vaquer some time later. The band's name was a reference to the citizenship card carried by French immigrants.
After a major concert at the Palais des sports and performance at Place de la Bastille during the Marche des beurs, the band gained prominence with their rendition of Charles Trenet's Douce France. Carte de Séjour's cover of the well-known song played an important role in raising questions about the status of the Beurs and other descendants of postcolonial immigrants in France, as well as the struggle against mounting right-wing and racist policies of Front national in France.
Members of the group
- Rachid Taha - lead singer and composition
- Djamel Dif - drums, arrangements and composition
- Mokhtar Amini - bass guitar
- Éric Vaquer - guitar.
- Jérôme Savy ex-Arsenic, guitar, replacing Éric Vaquer after he quit on Mai1982
- Mohamed Amini - guitar
- 1982: Carte de séjour (maxi 45 rpm)
- 1983 Carte De Séjour
- 1984 Bleu De Marseille
- 1984 Rhorhomanie
- 1986 Douce France
- 1986 2½ (Deux Et Demi)
- 1987 Ramsa
- 1987 Ramsa (Cinq)
- (in French) "Rachid Taha" Archived 2009-11-07 at the Wayback Machine. Universal Music France. Retrieved 9 November 2009.
- "Arab Soul Rebels: Punk Among the Beurs of '80s Era France". PopMatters. 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
- "Le véritable sens de la reprise de «Douce France» par Rachid Taha n'a rien de doux". Slate.fr (in French). 2018-09-14. Retrieved 2019-02-24.