Living in Paris for as long as we have and traveling extensively in the mid-east – we ended up hearing a lot of Khaled. I love the track Aisha… proving once again that the one universal truth all of humanity shares – no matter what creed, color or race – is boys chasing girls.
Khaled Hadj Ibrahim (Arabic: خالد حاج ابراهيم, born 29 February 1960), better known as Khaled, is a raï singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Oran in the square of Eckmühl in Algeria. He began recording in his early teens under the name Cheb Khaled (Arabic for “Young Man” Khaled, as opposed to the traditionalist Sheikh elders) and has become the most internationally famous Algerian singer in the Arab world and across many continents. His popularity has earned him the unofficial title “King of Raï”. His most famous songs are “Aïcha” and “C’est la vie”.