Sunday, April 9, 2006

SPOTLIGHT ON MASSINISSA


First, a point of clarification is in order. MASSINISSA is a band but sometimes the name referes to Ali Chibane, the band leader. Highly talented and versatile, MASSINISSA is one the most beloved singers/bands of modern shawi music. GROUPE MASSINISSA was founded in 1987 under its original name AMNAY.

The band is deeply steeped in the shawi musical traditon. But Ali Chibane acknowledges the fact he was influenced by western music, in particular Pink Floyd, the British band. Another source for his inspiration is the Tergui music. MASSINISSA tackles a wide range of themes : social justice, love, history and identity. Despite all the difficulties and against all odds, MASSINISSA managed to produce over 12 albums.

Esghed i Massinissa, listen MASSINISSA

DISCOGRAPHY

-ANZA , 1993.

1.Asseli

2.Oussane Addane

3.Yaoulma

4.Anza

5.Adoumek

6.Beddete Fellesse.

-TTRA TTRA, 2004.

1.Chara el bibane

2.El baroudh tirassasin

3.Enagh

4.Melmi

5.Maria

6.Ssadigh oussan idhm

7.Ttra Ttra.

- SALEF ZARFA, 2003.

Face : A

-Salef Zarfa

-Imochouene

-Ouaraad Nella

Face : B

-Ikaddechen

-Khyarighichem

-Thafloukth.

-TCHEM TCHEM, 2001.

1.AMATA

2.TCHEM TCHEM

3.TACHTIGHICHEM

4.LILLECHE FELLASSEN

5.MASSINISSA

6.HAMLAGH.

-Ylis N' Saltane, 2005.

1.THETMETTA

2.IDELESS

3.YLIS N'SALTANE

4.IZOUKERE

5.AICHOUCH

6.YAMRADH OULINOU.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Shawi,
What a wonderful initiative you've taken to create this cultural and educational blog about ishawiyen
and their cultural heritage in an english speaking context. I believe you'll do an excellent job.
I wonder if you can interview massinissa via email it will be great.Lets combine our synergies!!
Good luck and fly high in the cybersky!!
Thanks for the link. I'll reciprocate.

Chir

shawi said...

Thanks f wawelen yeHlen ay amaddukal! Your suggestion is an excellent one!

Karim said...

Assalam fellawen a atmathen nidamen !

What a nice voice !
He come from my village ! Ighzer n'waman, near merouana ! Proudly shawi ...

shawi said...

Hi Karim,

Metta hallid,

Salanegh f Alilou. Inass : WE LOVE YOU!

Qim di lehna.

Hich80 said...

I would like to say thank you for whoever stands behind this amazing blog. Never felt so proud about my Shawiness before. Thank you ever so much. I love you Ishawiyen ihrouren, and stay always real irggazen. Tahia Djazair ;-).

From Manchester, through Seriana, and to Oued El-ma.

N.B. Massinissa please let us know when you are coming to UK ?

shawi said...

Hi hich80,
Thanks for your kind words!

Please tell your friends about the blog. Remember that Awal nu Shawi is your blog, so get involved.

Qim d'i lehna, stay well!

hich80 said...

Hi Shawi,

Meta thalid ?

No Problem, I will do my best and let my friends come and have a look on our blog.

Salam ;-)

N.B. Next time plz don't translate any Awal ss-shawith into English, ya qameh natsh thshawi thou-Fatma ! lol

shawi said...

Hi hich,

>Meta thalid ?
d'i rahmet nu Halleq.

>Next time plz don't translate any >Awal ss-shawith into English

Translation machi i chek :) Translation i yey ud'ssinech Tshawit. It is an indirect way of teaching Tshawit :)

Have a nice weekend, uma!

hich80 said...

Salam a yirggazzen,

Meta lahoual anek ya ouma?

No worries for the translations I was just joking ;-). I wish you a nice week and may ahaleq bless you.

peace bro :-)

Anonymous said...

azull aflawen
nect exsagh tinigt n tchem tchem
i need this albume please upload it for me

shawi yegguma said...

Hi,
Some songs from the album TCHEM TCHEM are featured in our blog.

If you are asking for the song TCHEM TCHEM, go to my youtube page ISHAWIYENEDITION. Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/user/IshawiyenEdition#p/search/7/vV2EGsLpqug

Qim dí lehna.

shawi yegguma said...

Find it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV2EGsLpqug

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