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Cheikha Remitti

The unrivaled queen of Algerian rai music, Cheikha Rimitti was probably one of the most beloved and controversial singers from the Islamic world, challenging deeply ingrained notions of sex, politics, and femininity with such candor and ferocity that she was ultimately forced into exile. Given birth to May 8, 1923, …

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