Country : Morocco / Switzerland Label : Les Disques Bongo Joe Genres and styles : Chaabi / Electronic Year : 2023

PAN M 360 / TOP 100 : Sami Galbi – Dakchi Hani

· by Salima Bouaraour

Over the past few weeks, our most active record reviewers have had the task of choosing their 5 favorite recordings of 2023, and here they are. This selection is unique and quite different of all you can find on the web or through traditional medias.

Raï, chaâbi, electro bassy, analog synthesizer, touch of guitar under effects and darija: the title Dakchi Hani by Sami Galbi is a favorite beyond measure. Inspired by popular North African music, this Swiss-Moroccan artist modulates a striking and effective style as desired. Indeed, its title is catchy, fresh, joyful and festive. And yet, it addresses a tragic theme: romantic breakup. Interweaving British bass music and US hip hop, his singing in popular Arabic dialect succeeds in bringing traditional Arab music styles like chaâbi from the 1940s up to date.

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