Algeria, Morocco sing a rival song for possession of ‘rai’ music

Algeria, Morocco sing a rival song for possession of ‘rai’ music

When Algeria made an official application to include rai, a folk music genre, on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List, it irked its rival across the border, Morocco. Now a soft war looms for the heart and soul of a music that transcends borders. With its made-for-the-dance-floor beat, infectious melodies and superstars belting out songs with […]