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.


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 Leslie Parsley 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...

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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