Of Moroccan origin, Cheb Kader, whose real name is Kouider Morabet, was born in Algeria in 1967. He is one of the artists credited with popularizing Rai music (literally, Opinion, but figuratively a new popular genre which combines meaningful words with music) in France. Helped by his father (a flutist), Kader took music class and learned how to play the guitar. Having settled in France, he met with producer, Michel Levy, in 1985. His first eponymous record was launched in 1988. The singer started a world tour and released a second opus, Generation Rai (Rai Generation) three years later. In 2011, Cheb Kader released another album titled Majiti (You Never Showed Up!), which signaled his comeback after an eight-year long absence.
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