Boudjemaâ El Ankis (left), Amar Ezzahi (right) in 2015.
January 1, 1941
Ain El Hammam, Kabylie, French Algeria
November 30, 2016 75) (aged|
|Resting place||El Kettar Cemetery|
Ezzahi was a singer and mandola player. He started recording songs in 1963. In 1976, he recorded two albums. He only gave one concert on February 10, 1987 in Algiers. Instead, he performed in open spaces like cafes and terraces, mostly during family gatherings. Moreover, he shunned the media and turned down copyright checks. He was the figurehead of Chaabi, the traditional music of Algiers.
Personal life and death
Ezzahi died on November 30, 2016. Upon his death, Azzedine Mihoubi, the Algerian Minister of Culture, visited his house to pay homage to him. His funeral was held in a mosque the following day, on December 1, and he was buried in the El Kettar Cemetery.
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