Taha, Rachid / Rock El Casbah
Album:Rock El Casbah Collection:World
Artist:Taha, Rachid Added:Nov 2004
Label:Universal Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-02-13 Pull Date:2005-04-17 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Apr 17Mar 27Mar 20Mar 13Mar 6Feb 27Feb 20

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 17, 2021:Draupadi's Half-Hidden Garden
Rock El Casbah
4.Jan 07, 2014:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
(10:56 a.m.) Rock El Casbah
2.Jun 28, 2016:It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
Rock El Casbah, Edit
5.Nov 19, 2013:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
*2 p.m.) Rock El Casbah, Instrumental
3.Nov 18, 2014:It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
Rock El Casbah
6.Jun 11, 2013:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
Rock El Casbah, Instrumental

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-02-10 
Oh yeah! Algerian born, Paris-based. The first 3 tracks are covers of the Clash’s “Rock the Casbah.” And the casbah rocks in a truly new way with a rai-infused, body-shaking groove. There’s a tongue-in-cheek quality to these versions that adds a thin slice of irony, if not anger.. Lyrics in Arabic (with English chorus). Guests include Brian Eno, Hossam Ramzy, and the Egyptian String Ensemble. Play it all, play it often, play it for me if you love me.

1. Crank it up and dance.
2. And keep dancing. Just like 1, but longer.
3. Wicked cool instrumental version w/serious perc/guitars/strings.
4. Dark, at times angry blend of vocals/programming/perc/strings. Mid/uptempo & very cool.

Track Listing
1.Rock El Casbah, Edit 3.Rock El Casbah, Instrumental
2.Rock El Casbah 4.Dima