Diwân

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Diwân
Diwan cover.jpg
Studio album by Rachid Taha
Released May 26, 1998
Genre Raï
Length 1:09:16
Label Barclay
Producer Steve Hillage
Rachid Taha chronology
Carte Blanche
(1997)
Diwân
(1998)
1,2,3 Soleils
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau A−[1]

Diwân is a studio album released in 1998 by Franco-Algerian raï artist Rachid Taha. In contrast to his earlier releases, Diwân contains less rock and punk music, and features more traditional Arabic instruments. Many of the songs are about the founding fathers of raï music, and the lyrics are in Arabic and French.

A video clip was made for "Ida".[2]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriters Length
1 "Ya Rayah" Abderrahmane Amrani 6:13
2 "Ida" Rachid Taha 5:56
3 "Habina" Toufic Barakat, Farid al-Atrache 7:27
4 "Bent Sahra" Ahmed Khelifi 7:12
5 "Ach Adani" Abderrahmane Amrani 6:25
6 "El H'Mame" Mohammed El Anka 6:07
7 "Enti Rahti" Abderrahmane Amrani 6:58
8 "Menfi" Missoum Amraoui, Akli Yahiatene 5:03
9 "Bani Al Insane" Boudjemaa Hgour 4:32
10 "Malheureux Toujours" Benaceur Baghdadi, Ahmed Soulimane 6:13
11 "Aiya Aiya" Rachid Taha 7:00

Charts[edit]

Charts (1998) Peak
position
French Albums Chart 52[3]

Personnel[edit]

  • Rachid Taha: Composer, Primary Artist
  • Amina Alaoui: Vocals
  • Steve Hillage: Engineer, Guitar, Mixing, Producer, Programming
  • Nabil Khalidi: Banjo, Oud, Percussion, Vocals (Background)
  • Bob Loveday: Strings
  • Geoffrey Richardson: Strings
  • Aziz Ben Salam: Flute

Source: [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Rachid Taha". Robert Christgau. 
  2. ^ "Ida (Official Video Clip)". Universal Music/Barclay. 1998. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Discographie Rachid Taha" Archived February 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. LesCharts.com. Retrieved 21 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Diwân (Credits)". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 

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