Popular Algerian dance music form. Famous performers of Rai include Cheb Nasro and Cheb Khaled. The Rai ensemble is a mix of traditional North African instruments (oud, doumbek, gimbri) with modern electric instruments (guitar, bass, keyboards), featuring singing in the Arabic language.
Introduction to Algerian raï music, with links and a few RealAudio song clips.
A brief history and introduction to Rai music.
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