Chenar Le Blues

Bongo Joe’s 45s series continues, presenting for the first time music from the past. This fifth single focusses on legendary Algerian kabyle rock band Abranis founded in 1967.

The band pioneered the fusion of chaabi (traditional) music with 60s-70s western rock, proudly singing in their own berber kabyle language while wearing hippy rockers outfits. Their shows - in deeply influenced by Pan-Arabism conservative Algeria - were often cancelled by governors and the band once was arrested by the police, generating riots. They kept on playing and recording until mid 90s.

This 45 presents two majors tracks from the band:

Chenar Le Blues, released in 1977, was a big hit on Algerian national radio. The band’s response to The Doors.

Avehri, released in 1983, shows the band’s obsession with merging different music styles with the North African tradition. This one goes strangely reggae.

Item détails
Artist : Abranis
Title : Chenar Le Blues
Label : Les Disques Bongo Joe
Réf. label : BJR 45005
Genre : Soul-Funk
Country : Switzerland
Year : 2018
Format : 7"
Origine : Original
Record Condition : MINT
Sleeve Condition : MINT
Second hand : Non
Price : 14,00 EUR

Tracklist

Side 1
1. Chenar Le Blues
Side 2
1. Avehri

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