Artiste hors-pair, celui qui s’est fait connaitre sous le nom de Djilali Raina Rai...
November 6, 2010 11:33 AM   Subscribe

The Algerian singer, Djillali Rezkellah, has passed away from stomach cancer at the age of 49.

Born in Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria, he was a member of the mid-80s Raï group Raina Rai/Amarna. One of their most famous songs was 'Ya Zina' (Oh Beautiful Girl).

Over the past year, there was a grassroots effort to provide assistance to Djillali and his family - he was a beloved figure to not only Algerians, but across the Maghreb and France.

إنا لله و إن إليه راجعون
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posted by clavdivs at 11:42 AM on November 6, 2010

posted by Smart Dalek at 11:45 AM on November 6, 2010

Wow. damn.

posted by mykescipark at 12:08 PM on November 6, 2010

He made such wonderful music. He'll be missed.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 7:04 PM on November 6, 2010

posted by Ahab at 12:59 AM on November 7, 2010

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