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Le Pere Du Rai, Le roi de la trompette rai
Bouteldja Belkacem, Gana El Maghnaoui, Boutaiba Sghir, Cheikha Rimitti, Maazouz Bouadjadj
Top Tracks - Messaoud Bellemou
Messaoud Bellemou is an Algerian musician and one of the most influential performers of modern raï music.
He is considered by some people like one of the fathers of Modern Raï Music,. The Algerian raï singer Boutaïaba Sghir has declared that the collaboration of Bellemou in Raï Music was important but Raï Music existed before the coming of Bellemou( see interview on YouTube).
This trumpeter has worked during the 1970s with different raï singers of his generation like Boutaïaba Sghir, Boussouar El Maghnaoui, Bouteldja Belkacem.
In 1980s the term pop-raï has been used to describe the new generation of chebs and chebats (from the Arabic for "young") introducing new instruments, and together with Belkacem Bouteldja released one of the first records of the new genre.