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Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Essence Ordinaire -:- Ensemble ZEBDA


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Album : Essence Ordinaire
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Artists :
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Ensemble ZEBDA
Magyd Cherfi, vocals
Pascal Cabero, guitar
Joël Saurin, bass
Hakim Amokrane, vocals
Mustapha Amokrane, vocals
Vincent Sauvage, drums
Rémi Sanchez, keyboard and accordion
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Melodies :
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Zebda is a French music group from Toulouse "Arabic Roots". The group consists of seven musicians who met for the first time in 1985.
The name of the group, the Arabic word for butter (or beurre in French), is a play on the use of the word beur in French slang to refer to Arabs. Several of the group's members are of North African descent.
Their music is influenced by these roots as well as music from all over the world, for example reggae, rap, raï and rock, and their lyrics deal with issues affecting the Arab population in France. They are best known in France for their single "Tomber la chemise".
Their supporters claim that, unlike other immigrant musicians in France, they don't advocate fighting for social equality, but instead doing something about it. In March 2001 their political movement, called Motivé-e-s, won four seats on the city council with 12.38% of the vote.
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