Rachid Taha

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Birthday
18, 1958
Birthplace
Algeria
Death Date
Sep 12, 2018 (59)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
18, 1958
Birthplace
Algeria
Death Date
Sep 12, 2018 (59)

About

Eclectic Algerian singer known for successful albums like Barbes, Tekitoi, and Bonjour. His album Diwan was his bestseller and breakthrough as a solo artist.

Before Fame

He had a menial day job at a central heating plant but worked as a club DJ at night.

Trivia

His cover of The Clash's single "Rock the Casbah" was named as one of the Top 50 Cover Songs by The Guardian.

Family Life

His father was a textile factory worker. He died of a heart attack.

Associated With

He performed with legendary Nigerian saxophonist Fela Kuti.