Rai - singers

However, the social and cultural structure changed during French colonialism. In Oran by 1920, most Bedouin singers were collaborating with the French, meaning singers were only allowed to sing at traditional Arab events such as weddings. As women were put under a strict social code, there were only a few female singers. Different female outcast groups were the only artists allowed to perform during French colonialism. One of these artists was the famous Cheikha Remitti . By 1930, most musicians began to join Socialist and Marxist revolutionary organizations as a form of rebellion against colonialism. This rebellion was the root of Rai.

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