Rachid Taha & Couscous Clan in concert
Because of his ability to draw on two different musical cultures, Rachid Taha can be said – to quote a self-definition by Yasmina Khadra – to be a “product of cultural diversity”. Besides the convergence of two cultural horizons (a reference, with obvious differences, to the protagonist of Dedica 2016) it is worth mentioning here that Rachid is the author of the sound track of the film Morituri, taken from the novel of the same name by Khadra.
For the Oran métissage concert, Rachid Taha will be presenting his new project “Couscous Clan”, in which he is accompanied by four musicians. For the occasion, as well as offering the classic tracks that have made him famous, the Dedica audience will hear some of his new pieces, which clearly demonstrate his unique style and atypical identity as a musician, able to meld western music with North African tradition in his own very personal way.
is one of the leading exponents of the pop-raï musical genre and on the French multicultural rock scene.
He was born in Oran, and moved to France when he was ten years old. He soon developed a passion for punk, whilst never losing sight of the musical culture of his origins. In the Eighties he was co-founder and singer of the rock group Carte de Séjour. He then continued his career as a soloist and songwriter. Moreover, over the years he has sung duets with artists of the likes of Patti Smith, Robert Plant, Faudel and Khaled.
A malleable artist, Rachid Taha does not hesitate draw on all cultures to create his own style, creating a coherent fusion of clearly North African styles with a sound and an energy that are unmistakably rock.
Saturday 12 March, 8.45 pm
Giuseppe Verdi Municipal Theatre
Admission € 15.00, numbered seat
Pre-sale from 15 February c/o Giuseppe Verdi Municipal Theatre
On sale from 25 February c/o Ticket Office, Giuseppe Verdi Municipal Theatre