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Orchestre National De Barbes / Rendez-Vous Barbes
Album:Rendez-Vous Barbes Collection:World
Artist:Orchestre National De Barbes Added:Nov 2010
Label:Le Chant Du Monde 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-11-21 Pull Date:2011-01-23 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jan 23Jan 16Jan 9Jan 2Dec 19Dec 5Nov 28

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6.Mar 17, 2011:Mediterraneans
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Album Review
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2010-11-13 
Orchestre National de Barbès, “Rendez-vous Barbès” (band’s 4th album)
(Le Chant du Monde/Harmonia Mundi, 2010) – ALL TRACKS FCC CLEAN
Reviewed by Abu Ramses

Blend of rock, gnawa, rai, salsa, chââbi (Arab-pop), reggae, Franco-funk and jazz.
Bass player Youcef Boukella began playing in the Belcourt neighborhood of Algiers in 1985. He was "discovered" by Takfarinas and Cheb Mami and followed his fame to the Barbès neighborhood ("little Algeria") in northern Paris. Vocalist Larbi Dida hails from Sidi bel Abbès in Algeria and arrived in Paris in 1989. They are the heart of ONB which formed in 1995.

***1. Sidi Yahia-Bnet Paris – (St Yahia-Girls of Paris) Rai-shuffle-groove with heavy bass line and synth melody - 5:11
2. Chkoun (What’s up?) – Arabic/Balkan/Caribbean with ska beat, Arabic vocal, and accordion - 4:34
3. No, no, no – Salsa-style in French - 4:13
*4. Chorfa – reggae influences - 5:21
**5. RDV Barbès – bagpipes, accordion, and stringed bass lute-like gumbre, in praise of their neighborhood - 4:48
6. Jarahtini-Marhba-Jibouhali (She wounded me-hello-bring her to me) – Moroccan pop with half tongue in cheek Orientalist riffs (chââbi) - 6:31
7. Rod Balek – Franch hip-hop - 3:44
***8. Laâfou – Gnawa (sufi) influenced with enchanting gumbre - 7:03
*9. Denya (World) –Arabo-Andalusian flamenco & salsa sound - 5:07
***10. Allah idaoui – ‘Ud solo with one of the more melodic vocals - 4:03

Track Listing
1.Sidi Yahia-Bnet Paris 6.Jarahtini-Barhba-Jibouhali
2.Chkoun? 7.Rod Balek
3.No No No 8.Laafou
4.Chorfa 9.Denya
5.Rdv Barbes 10.Allah Idaoui