N'ssi N'ssi

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N'ssi N'ssi
Studio album by Khaled
Released August 17, 1993
Recorded Studiomania
and Wessex Studio
Genre Raï
Length 46:19
Label Barclay/PolyGram Records (Europe)

Cohiba/Mango/Island/PolyGram Records (U.S.)
Producer Don Was
Philippe Eidel
Khaled chronology
N'ssi N'ssi
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

N'ssi N'ssi is a studio album from Algerian raï artist Khaled, produced by Don Was and Philippe Eidel.

It includes the songs "N'ssi, N'ssi," "Chebba," and "Abdel Kader," which are among Khaled's most famous, and "Alech Taadi" which was used in the film The Fifth Element.[2] The lyrics are in Arabic except for a few occasional French words.

The album has attained gold-level certification by the Syndicat National de l'Edition Phonographique.[3]

In the USA, the album was released by Cohiba/Mango/Island/PolyGram Records. In 2005, Universal Music licensed the album for release in the UK and USA to Wrasse Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Hadj Brahim Khaled except where noted.

  1. "Serbi Serbi" – 6:18
  2. "Kebou" – 4:53
  3. "Adieu" (Hadj Brahim Khaled/Kada Mustapha) – 5:34
  4. "Chebba" (Hadj Brahmi Khaled/Safy Boutella) – 5:39
  5. "Les ailes" – 4:54
  6. "Alech Taadi" – 4:09
  7. "Bakhta" – 5:11
  8. "N'ssi N'ssi" (Hadj Brahim Khaled/Kada Mustapha) – 3:30
  9. "Zine A Zine" – 4:44
  10. "Abdel Kader" – 6:08
  11. "El Marsem" – 4:58


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Cornea, Christine (2007). Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality. Rutgers University Press. p. 207. ISBN 978-0813541730. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Syndicat National de l'Edition Phonographique gold-certified albums for the year 1995