Renayate: Houria Aichi
Label: Accords Croisés
On Renayate, Algerian Berber artist Houria Aichi honors such great female Algerian singers as Meriem Fekkai, Remitti, Baggar Hadda and Cherifa. Moved by their struggles and courage, Aichi also includes a song of Sraoui, or traditional chant, to acknowledge the anonymous singers. The album features accompaniment by Mohamed Abdennour (mandolin), Ali Bensadoun (ney), Smail Benhouhou (piano) and Amar Chaoui (percussion).