Cheb Bilal

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Cheb Bilal
الشاب بلال
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Background information
Birth nameBilal Mouffok
موفك بلال
Born (1966-07-23) 23 July 1966 (age 52)
Cherchell, Algeria
GenresRaï
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1980–present
LabelsRedSone, Sun House, AVM Edition
Websitebilalofficiel.com

Cheb Bilal (Arabic: الشاب بلال. Born Bilal Mouffok, موفك بلال) is an Algerian raï singer,[1] who was born on 23 July 1966 in Cherchell, Algeria.[2]. He produces traditional music that includes instruments like congas and violins.

Career[edit]

Bilal spent much of his youth in Oran, where he studied at the conservatory of music. He was raised by his grandparents after his parents divorced at a young age..[3]

Initially, Cheb Bilal performed at weddings and festivals around Oran. In 1980, he created the group El Ahouar. In 1989 he went to Marseille, France, which he described as a turning point in his career.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheb Bilal" (in French). Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b Biographie de Cheb Bilal (in French). Archived 30 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Cheb Bilal, la nouvelle étoile du raï". L'Humanité (in French). 7 Jun 2002.