Posts Tagged ‘ Cheikha Remitti ’

CHEIKHA REMITTI #2 – Ethnomusicology is not my predilection!

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January 23, 2011
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Rimitti sang, as she has always done, in the plain spicy slang of Oranie, the huge province that spreads south, east and west from the port city of Oran in Western Algeria. She didn’t mince her language or play too many high-minded metaphorical games.
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CHEIKHA REMITTI – Grand Dame of Algeria’s school of hard knocks!

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January 23, 2011
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Remitti is most emphatically still here, well past her eightieth birthday, sharp, defiant, halogenically lucid, still giving her audiences the proverbial cru-cut with her freight-train baritone holler and still raising the temperature with her shimmying shoulders and pulsating midriff. Moreover Remitti really does seem to have overtaken and outlived much of the younger...
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