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A review of "Men and Popular Music in Algeria, Modern Middle-East Series No. 20" by Marc Schade-Poulson
(Cambridge University Press, 2002)
Rai is a form of popular music most closely associated with the city of Oran (Waharan) in the northwestern corner of Algeria. Marc Schade-Poulson's book considers the social significance of the genre in its place of origin ...
A review of "Niger, Musiques des Tuaregs, Vols 1&2 (Azawagh and In Gall)" recorded by François Borel (Pre-published version)
(Taylor & Francis [Routledge], 2004)
This excellent pair of CDs is largely compiled from recordings made by Francois Borel between 1971 and the late 1990s. Each takes a specific regional community as its focus and provides a comprehensive cross-section of its ...
A review of "Berber Culture on the World Stage: From Village to Video" by Jane E.Goodman
(VWB - Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung, 2006)
Based upon field research amongst the Kabyle "Berber" communities of Algeria and Paris, Goodman's book succeeds elegantly in the daunting task of drawing together a very wide range of materials and experiences in a unified, ...