Malouf songs from Constantine

Cheikh Raymond

Release in the record label MLP of a new anthology dedicated to the famous singer and player of oud Cheikh Raymond. A double CD to rediscover the master of Arab-Andalusian music

Born in Constantine in 1912, Raymond Leyris, aka Cheikh Raymond, was Jewish and sang in Arab. Great craftsman of the renewal of Arab-Andalusian music from Constatine called malouf, he reached unrivalled peaks of knowledge and creativity. His assassination on June 22nd 1961 caused the departure of the Constantine Jews. This double CD is an immersion into the lost world of Algerian judaism.

Read a biography of Cheikh Raymond
Read an article about the book Cheikh Raymond - Une histoire algérienne
Listen to the EIJM’s radio show dedicated to Cheikh Raymond (in French)
Look at the description on the online catalog

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  • Hawzi - Nar h’wakoum lahab

  • El Brague

  • Zajal

  • Allah Yehenik

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