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Music N'ta Goudami Cheikha Rimitti (album - 2005)
Saadia El Ghilizania, alias Cheikha Rimitti, also known as the "grandmother of rai", has popularized the genre throughout the world. From her native Algeria to France and Japan, she has always shown determination and commitment.

“I want to give lessons to young people. I’ve suffered, I’ve cried, I’ve learned to defend myself and that’s why I’ve modernized my style.”

Cheikha Rimitti about her album N’ta Goudami in an interview with 20 Minutes (2005)

Born in 1923 in Algeria, Saadia El Ghilizania was orphaned at sixteen. After a series of small jobs, she joined a troupe of artists and improvised as a dancer and then as a singer before finding success. If his vocal talent is undeniable, the lyrics of his songs, evoking in particular carnal pleasures, are often badly received. She is then victim of contempt and censorship. This led him to move to Paris in the late 1970s.

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Illiterate since childhood, she never puts her creations on paper. So much so that young artists take advantage to plunder his repertoire like Khaled and his cover of La Camel. When on December 2, 2005, she presented her album N’ta Goudami live at the Cabaret sauvage, she took the opportunity to silence the voices claiming that she was outdated by using more modern instruments. One of the many proofs of the genius of this unique artist, whose voice has profoundly marked a genre that she helped shape.


Cheikha Rimitti has composed more than 200 songs, without ever writing a single line on paper.

Cabaret Sauvage

Founded in 1997 by Méziane Azaïche, the Cabaret sauvage is a heterogeneous performance hall where customers and artists mingle.

Keziah Jones, Tryo, Souad Massi, Alborosie, Goran Bregović, Guem, Nicolas Jaar, Keren Ann, M, Bratsch, Les Wampas, George Clinton, all have performed at the Cabaret sauvage since it opened. In addition to concerts, the venue also hosts orchestras, circus shows and balls. Initially a simple tent supported by twelve pillars, the site was built in 2019, while retaining its original form and spirit.

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By Damien Duarte

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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