Faycel Sghir Essentials

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Faycel Sghir Essentials

Algerian singer and TV personality Faycel Sghir makes pop raï, taking the complex rhythms of the country’s folkloric traditions and infusing them with contemporary synths and drum machines. Given raï’s rich cultural heritage, it’s inspiring to see the Oran native shape its sound so it can keep thriving. His vocoder-laden voice mixes with tabla and exudes optimistic enthusiasm on “Aachkak Historique”, while “Nti Hiya Lgalb” pairs wah-wah guitar with dreamy Arabic melodies.

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