Algeria

Songs by Jews from Algeria 2

PLAYLIST Settled on the land of today’s Algeria since the antique times, Jewish musicians played an important role for the creation and transmission of the musical legacy of Algeria. Here is a (…) Read more

Staïffi, the king of Eastern cha-cha-cha

At the turn of the 60s, the French-oriental song is in fashion. The cabaret Le soleil d’Algérie welcomes many artists. Among them Staïffi, whose song Cherie je t’aime, chérie je t’adore will become a (…) Read more

Staïffi, Alberto

"Chérie je t’aime, Chérie je t’adore", simple and effective formula that made, that makes and will make the crowd dance until exhaustion. When in 1960, Alberto STAIFFI covers this song of Maghreb (…) Read more

The singing of the prayers in Algiers’ ritual

PLAYLIST below As a teenager, Zabulon Sebban followed the Rabbinic Seminary « Ets Haïm » of Algiers, and had as classmates the future great Rabbis Meyer Jaïs (Paris), and Simon Morali (Nancy then (…) Read more

The music of Cheikh Raymond

PLAYLIST Son of a Christian mother and Jewish father, Cheikh Raymond was the undisputed master of Arab-Andalusian music, called "Malouf" in Constantine (…) Read more

Playlist Enrico Macias

PLAYLIST A selection of Enrico Macias’ greatest songs... Read more

Macias, Enrico (1938)

Enrico Macias is a French singer, musician and composer born in Constantine in Algeria, the 11th of December 1938. His real name is Gaston Ghrenassia, and he is the son of Sylvain and Suzanne (…) Read more

Monty, Line (1926-2003)

Line Monty whose real name is Éliane Serfati (also known by her stage name Leïla Fateh) is born in 1926 in Algiers in a family of music lovers. Read more

Sebban, Zabulon (1911-1983)

Biography written in French by his son Alain Sebban (translated by EIJM) Born on the 11th of December in Géryville, near Oran (Algeria), Zabulon Sebban lived a full life. With his wife, Odette (…) Read more

Discovering the Orient, by Avner Azoulay

PLAYLIST A presentation of Eastern music, with Oriental and Sefardi colours by Avner Azoulay, host and sound director on French radio Judaïques FM 94.8 Read more