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Rachid Taha, Femi Kuti — Ala Jalkoum

Ala Jalkoum by Rachid Taha.


Rachid Taha is a French-Algerian musician. From interview with Julie Street of RFI Musique online:


"...Ala Jalkoum is a song about leaving your homeland, a song which evokes how a person feels when he leaves and the reasons he goes. In a way, the song refers to what's going on in Algeria right now. I was 10 years old when I left Algeria, but I keep in touch, I go back there every now and then..."


"...I recorded Ala Jalkoum as a duet with Femi Kuti. I knew Femi's father, Fela, when he was alive. And it was normal for me to end up meeting Femi because we've got the same music publishers and the same manager. I really wanted "Ala Jalkoum" to have a bit of an African feel to it and Femi's voice fitted exactly with what I had in mind."


Fela Kuti was a pioneer of Afrobeat.



Well it is a sad song a bit. But at least it fits the weather outside. Enjoy :)


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