Africa: Idir - How a Song From the Village Took Algerian Music to the – AuthenticAfrican

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[The Conversation Africa] In the 1990s I had the good fortune to meet with the late Algerian singing star Idir (Hamid Cheriet 1949-2020). We chatted for several hours in a café outside the Berber Cultural Association in Paris. I was doing research on what by then was called New Kabyle Song (la nouvelle chanson Kabyle).