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Men and Popular Music in Algeria: The Social Significance of Rai

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Rai music is often called the voice of the voiceless in Algeria, a society currently swept by tragic conflict. Rai is the voice of Algerian men, young men caught between generations and classes, in political strife, and in economic inequality. In a ground-breaking study, anthropologist Marc Schade-Poulsen uses this popular music genre as a lens through which he views Alger ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by University of Texas Press
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Great read for those who want to go deeper into the relation between Algeria and their music....It's a bit dense, so one needs patience and time to fully absorb what this book is trying to tell you
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