Music style mixing modern, western rythmes and
technology with a traditional music line. Grew out of north-
western Algeria, and has reached all corners of the world. The
most prominent performers are now living abroad, mainly in
France. The Arabic word ra'yy is the common word for 'opinion, view, notion'.
More than any other form of Arab music, Raļ have been the object of world
attention, and performers like Khaled (formerly Cheb Khaled) and Cheb Mami are
international stars, with Europe and America as their most important market.