Diwan 2

Diwân 2 is the seventh studio album by FrenchAlgerian Raï singer Rachid Taha. It was released by Wrasse Records on 16 October 2006. The album is a follow-up to Diwân (1998) and primarily features cover versions of songs recorded by Blaoui Houari and Mohamed Mazouni.[5]

Diwân 2
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Studio album by
Released16 October 2006 (2006-10-16)
23 October 2006 (2006-10-23) (UK)
GenreRaï
LabelWrasse, Barclay, Universal
ProducerSteve Hillage
Rachid Taha chronology
Tékitoi
(2004)
Diwân 2
(2006)
The Definitive Collection
(2007)
Singles from Diwân 2
  1. "Écoute Moi Camarade"
    Released: 2006[1]
  2. "Agatha"
    Released: 19 March 2007[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
The Daily Telegraph(positive)[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
Fly: Global Music Culture(positive)[6]
The Independent4/5 stars[7]
MSN Music (Consumer Guide)A[8]
Pitchfork7.2/10[9]

The album features the Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy and the Cairo String Ensemble.

A video clip was made for "Écoute Moi Camarade".[10]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Écoute Moi Camarade"
  2. "Rani M'Hayer"
  3. "Agatha"
  4. "Kifache Rah"
  5. "Josephine"
  6. "Gana El Hawa"
  7. "Aah Mon Amour"
  8. "Mataouel Delil"
  9. "Maydoum"
  10. "Ghanny Li Shwaya"

PersonnelEdit

  • Rachid Taha: vocals, arrangements
  • Steve Hillage: producer, programming, electric and acoustic guitar
  • Morgan Marchand: programming, additional vocal production
  • Hakim Hamadouche: mandolute, backing vocals
  • Miquette Giraudy: backing vocals
  • Guillaume Rossel: drums
  • Idris Badarou: bass guitar
  • Stephane Baudet: trumpet
  • Rachid Belgacem: percussion
  • Hossam Ramzy: percussion
  • Hazem Shahin: oud
  • Mohammed Fouda: ney
  • Kemang Kanoute: kora
  • Magid Sorour: qanun
  • Kadi Bouguenaya: gasbar oranais
  • Bruno Maman: electric guitar, additional vocal production
  • Tariq Saeed M.E.: Oriental keyboard
  • Osama El Khouly: backing vocals
  • Doaa Fawzy: backing vocals
  • Nashwa Essam: backing vocals
  • Yolande Brzezinski: backing vocals
  • Cairo String Ensemble: Yania El Moughi: violin, leader; Anwar Mansi: violin; Ebada Mansi: violin; Adel Eskander: violin, backing vocals; Yasser Taha: cello

Source:[11]

ChartsEdit

Charts (2006) Peak
position
French Albums Chart 43[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in French) "Artist: Rachid Taha - Écoute-Moi Camarade" Archived November 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Universal Music France. Retrieved 23 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Agatha - Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  3. ^ Greenberg, Adam. "Diwan 2 > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Pop CDs of the week: Robbie Williams, John Legend, The Ordinary Boys and more...". The Daily Telegraph. 21 October 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  5. ^ a b Denselow, Robin. "CD: Rachid Taha, Diwan 2". The Guardian. 13 October 2006. 21 December 2008.
  6. ^ Rafferty, Damian. "Africa/Middle East Reviews: Rachid Taha - Diwan 2" Archived November 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. FlyGlobalMusic.com. 20 October 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  7. ^ Gill, Andy. "Album: Rachid Taha". The Independent. 20 October 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 24, 2010). Consumer Guide: Diwan 2. MSN Music. Retrieved on 2010-12-26.
  9. ^ Klein, Joshua. Review: Diwan 2. Pitchfork Media. 24 January 2007. Retrieved 2 October 2010
  10. ^ "Écoute Moi Camarade (Official Video Clip)". Universal Music/Barclay. 2006. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  11. ^ Dayton-Johnson, Jeff (7 February 2007). "Rachid Taha: Diwan 2". Allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  12. ^ (in French) "Discographie Rachid Taha" Archived February 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. LesCharts.com. eMedia Jungen. Retrieved 26 October 2008.

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