The Evolution of Rai Music

@article{AlDeen2005TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Rai Music},
  author={Hana S. Noor Al-Deen},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={597 - 611}
}
Rai has evolved from native Orani-Algerian music with provocative lyrics sung at local cafes, bars, and bordellos to the most popular and controversial music in North Africa today. Itwas banned from the Algerian broadcast media because it was considered subversive by the Algerian government until the 1980s. Rai has been regarded as the symbol of cynicism and has become as essential to the identity of the Algerians as the blues was to Blacks in America. Rai musicians created a unique style of… Expand
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