Amar Ezzahi, Algerian Chaabi singer, Died at 75

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Amar Ezzahi was born in 1941 and died on November 30, 2016.

He was an Algerian singer.

Amar Ezzahi was the figurehead of Chaabi, the traditional music of Algiers.

He was born as Amar Ait-Zaï in a village of Kabylie, French Algeria, in 1941.

Amar Ezzahi grew up in the Casbah of Algiers.

He started recording songs in 1963.

Amar Ezzahi mostly performed in open spaces like cafes, and he turned down copyright checks.

Amar Ezzahi was the figurehead of Chaabi, the traditional music of Algiers.

He was a bachelor.

Amar Ezzahi’s funeral was held in a mosque the following day, on December 1, and he was buried in the El Kettar Cemetery.

Amar Ezzahi passed away at 75 years old.

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