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Nourdine Sta​ï​fi - Aye Leli Lelou / Goultili Bye Bye - [VER124]

by Nordine Staïfi

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Born the 26th of October 1956 in Aïn Azel near the Algerian city of Sétif, Nordine Staïfi, real name Larbi Smati, was very young when he emigrated to the French Chambéry region.
After having recorded 'Sraoui' style songs, his real devotion as a singer took place in 1978 when publishing the song 'El Ghorba S'hiba', a disco version of a traditional East-Algerian piece. This song would revolutionize the modern Algerian music, and made Nordine one of its most important protagonists of the 1980s.
For nearly ten years he dedicated himself to the modernization of his music, traversed by the themes of exile, love and the nostalgia of his country.
Nordine Staïfi died prematurely on December 17th 1989 in France, at the age of 33.

Né le 26 Octobre 1956 à Aïn Azel près de Sétif en Algérie, Nordine Staïfi, de son vrai nom Larbi Smati émigre très jeune en France, dans la région de Chambery. Après avoir enregistré quelques disques où il reprenait des chants du style "Sraoui" sa consécration en tant que chanteur aura lieu en 1978 avec la publication de la chanson "El Ghorba S'hiba" une version disco d'un morceau traditionnel de l'est algérien . La chanson révolutionnera la musique moderne algérienne et fera de Nordine l’un de ses protagonistes les plus importants des années 1980.

Durant près d'une dizaine d'année il se consacrera à la modernisation de sa musique traversée par les thèmes de l'exil, de l'amour et de la nostalgie du pays.

Nordine Staïfi décède prématurément le 17 décembre 1989 en France à l'âge de 33 ans


released February 1, 2019


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