Kenza (album)

Kenza (Arabic: كنزة‎) is a 1999 studio album by Algerian singer-songwriter Khaled.

Kenza
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 7, 1999 (Europe)
2000 (U.S.)
Recorded1999
GenreRaï
Length78:36 (European edition)
74:40 (US edition)
LabelUniversal Records
ProducerSteve Hillage, Jean Jacques Goldman, Christophe Battaglia, and Lati Kronlund
Khaled chronology
1,2,3 Soleils
(1999)
Kenza
(1999)
Ya-Rayi
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [1]

The album was named after Khaled's second daughter Kenza. Kenza is Arabic for treasure.

Kenza has attained gold certification by Syndicat National de l'Edition Phonographique.[2]

The album was re-released by Ark 21 and Wrasse Records. It is featured in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[3]

Track listingEdit

European editionEdit

Label: Barclay (Universal)

  1. "Aâlach Tloumouni" – 5:02
  2. "El Harba Wine" (featuring Amar) – 4:33
  3. "C'est la nuit" – 5:04
  4. "Imagine" (featuring Noa) – 4:07
  5. "Trigue Lycee" – 4:43
  6. "E'dir E'sseba" – 5:50
  7. "Ya Aâchkou" – 3:57
  8. "Melha" – 6:07
  9. "Raba-Raba" – 5:37
  10. "El Bab" – 5:28
  11. "El Aâdyene" – 5:37
  12. "Gouloulha-Dji" – 5:37
  13. "Mele H'bibti" – 6:29
  14. "Derwiche Tourneur" – 6:00
  15. "Leïli" ("C'est la nuit" Arab version) – 4:08

The Barclay edition, 543 397 2, contains full sung texts in French or Arabic romanization.

U.S. editionEdit

Label: Ark 21 USA

  1. "Aâlach Tloumouni" – 5:02
  2. "El Harba Wine" (featuring Amar) – 4:33
  3. "Leïli" ("C'est la nuit" Arab version) – 4:08
  4. "Trigue Lycee" – 4:43
  5. "E'dir E'sseba" – 5:50
  6. "Ya Aâchkou" – 3:57
  7. "Melha" – 6:07
  8. "Raba-Raba" – 5:37
  9. "El Bab" – 5:28
  10. "El Aâdyene" – 5:37
  11. "Gouloulha-Dji" – 5:37
  12. "Mele H'bibti" – 6:29
  13. "Derwiche Tourneur" – 6:00
  14. "Chebba (Man City Remix)" – 5:19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kenza at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. ^ Syndicat National de l'Edition Phonographique gold certified albums for the year 1999 Archived 2006-11-22 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.