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Taha, Rachid / Tekitoi
Album:Tekitoi Collection:World
Artist:Taha, Rachid Added:07/2005
Label:Wrasse Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-07-31 Pull Date:2005-10-02 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:2 Oct25 Sep18 Sep11 Sep4 Sep28 Aug21 Aug14 Aug
Airplays:45124545

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 13 Sep 18:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
4.Wed, 29 Nov 17:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Thu, 24 May 18:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
5.Wed, 12 Jul 17:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Thu, 19 Apr 18:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
6.Wed, 05 Apr 17:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Decca
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)