Mraya

Abdel Ali Slimani

Released 08 January 1996

  1. Laziza
  2. Habibti
  3. Zeyna
  4. Mraya
  5. Yasmin
  6. Alger
  7. Hadi
  8. Ana Guellile
  9. Ana Guellile Dub

Liner notes

Mraya is an assured debut, with Abdel Ali Slimani’s Algerian Rai roots finding solid ground in trance-like grooves. The album’s theme reflects the emigre looking back at his home to which he cannot return, the music taking Rai to new areas – but retaining the spirit of its desert roots.

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Further Listening

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