Taha, Rachid / Tekitoi
Album:Tekitoi Collection:World
Artist:Taha, Rachid Added:Jul 2005
Label:Wrasse Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-07-31 Pull Date:2005-10-02 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Oct 2Sep 25Sep 18Sep 11Sep 4Aug 28Aug 21Aug 14

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 15, 2021:At the Cafe Bohemian (rebroadcast from Apr 5, 2017)
4.Apr 19, 2018:At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Sep 13, 2018:No Cover, No Minimum
5.Nov 29, 2017:At the Cafe Bohemian
Rock El Casbah
3.May 24, 2018:At the Cafe Bohemian
Rock El Casbah
6.Jul 12, 2017:At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-07-26 
Taha (from Algeria) is the ultimate “slash” artist. Punk /rock/ rai/ electronica/classical. Tekitoi (“who are you?”) blends it all with a solid techno rhythm and energy for days. It’s sexy, serious, angry, playful, humorous, and so damn good. Really great stuff.

**1. Wicked groove “dialogue” between a French & an Algerian.
**2. That fantastic, ironic, iconic cover of Rock the Casbah in Arabic.
3. Female chorus, strings, perc. Mid/uptempo, driving. Cool.
*4. Funky, catchy w/strong vocals & a great groove.
5. Opens slow, strongly Arabic – then he unleashes his punk roots.
*6. Great strings (Egyptian String Ensemble), beats, vox. Mid/up.
7. Arabic/Russian/Georgian lyrics. Duet/strings. Relaxed, hypnotic
*8. Dance groove w/powerful vocals, strings, a great sound.
*9. Dark, at times angry blend of vox/string/prog. Mid/up very cool.
10. Growly vox, strong melody. Midtempo w/a touch of Africa.
11. Solid w/chorus/vox/guitar/perc. Midtempo.
12. Mostly midtempo Arabic rock w/great guitars/vox.
*13.Midtempo, fairly traditional Rai sound w/great band.
14. Trippy electronica, then…Spanish?! Then serious dance beats.

Track Listing
1.Tekitoi? 8.Nah'seb
2.Rock El Casbah 9.Dima
3.Lli Fat Mat! 10.Mamachi
4.H'asbu-Hum 11.Shuf
5.Safi 12.Stenna
6.Meftuh' 13.Ya Rayah
7.Winta 14.Voila Voila (Spanish)