30 April 2010

Video of the week -- Cheb Khaled



I've loved this song for years, but only recently discovered this video of it. No idea why the guy with the beard is so grouchy.

8 Comments:

Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Good Morning Mr.Infidel!

Never heard the piece or could even tell you what language or culture it is, but I did like the percussion's line/base of it.

Thank You ......

30 April, 2010 06:13  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Catchy tune, isn't it? The language is Arabic, but I can't understand more than a word or two here and there -- Cheb Khaled is from Algeria, and the dialect there is very different from the standard Arabic I studied. Based on the clothes I'd guess the setting is India.

30 April, 2010 06:23  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

Maybe the family patriarch doesn't like the young girls choice of men, hence grouchiness.

Joyous piece.

30 April, 2010 11:27  
Blogger TomCat said...

What RC said, and the guy has an amazing voice.

30 April, 2010 12:28  
Blogger tnlib said...

Interesting piece of music there, Infidel. I felt it was set in India but wouldn't know any of the possible languages. Actually, I liked the dancing and costumes.

30 April, 2010 18:49  
Blogger Tim said...

Infidel
I'll play American bandstand here.
Words and stuff were hard to follow but the beat rock.
Easy to dance to.
I'll give it a 7 Dick.

Only us old folks will get it.

01 May, 2010 03:50  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

I'll give it a 7 Dick.

Is that like Roger Ebert giving two thumbs up?:-)

01 May, 2010 04:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the song. You probably are a big fan of Khaled, have you some informations about Khaled and Citizens of the World song ?

18 June, 2010 06:25  

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