The performer who became known as Cheikha Rimitti passed on May 15 in Paris at the age of 83, still with an active schedule and two days after a performance at Zénith. Her legacy includes a thriving Rai scene.
[mp3] Cheikha Rimitti: "
from the 2000 album Nouar
also appears on the 2002 compilation Sahara Groove
Hear full-length streaming songs at the official Cheikha Rimitti website. Or hear/buy Cheikha Rimitti mp3s at cheikharemitti.spintheglobemusic.net
Tributes are pouring in: Morocco Times, Times Online (UK).... Would love to hear from anyone who had a chance to see her perform.