Cheb Hasni

#55328
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
1, 1968
Birthplace
Oran, Algeria
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1968 (age 50)
Birthplace
Oran, Algeria

About

Fixture of Alegria's popular Rai style of dance music who became a martyr after his 1994 murder.

Before Fame

His explicit lyrics caused a sensation among teenagers and earned him death threats from Islamic fundamentalists.

Trivia

His murder turned Rai music into the soundtrack for the protests that swept over the country and ignited a civil war.

Family Life

He was born one of seven children to a working-class family in Gambetta, near Oran, Algeria.

Associated With

He was called by some the Julio Iglesias of Rai music.