Cheikh El Hasnaoui

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Cheikh El Hasnaoui (1910–2002) was a Berber singer born in a small town near Tizi Ouzou in Algeria. He sang Algerian chaabi music, and was, along with Slimane Azem, responsible for laying the foundations of modern popular Kabyle music in the 1950s and 1960s.[1]

He died in 2002 at Saint Pierre de la Reunion, France.


  1. ^ Korpe, Marie (2004) Shoot the singer!: music censorship today. Zed Books. ISBN 1-84277-505-7 p.116.

Cheik El Hasnaoui website