Cheb Mami

Mohammed Khélifati

Also known as C. Mami, Chab Mami, Cheb Mamï, Cheb Mani, George Dalaras, Mami

Discography of Cheb Mami:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Desert Rose 3 Audio 1999 Do It Yourself Entertainment
2 Myths 4 • Sinople Twilight In Çatal Hüyük 7 Audio 1989 Sub Rosa
3 Prince Of Rai 6 Audio 1988 Triple Earth
4 Parisien Du Nord / Marseillais Du Nord 6 Audio 1998 Virgin France S.A.
5 Desert Rose 2 Audio 2000-01-17 A&M Records
6 Desert Rose 4 Audio 1999-00-00 A&M Records
7 Desert Rose 4 Audio 1999-00-00 A&M Records
8 Meli Meli 11 Audio 1998-02-00 Totem Records (3)
9 Fatma-Fatma 8 Audio
10 Desert Rose 4 Audio 1999 A&M Records
11 Ma Ma (Dance Mix) 3 Audio 1995 Virgin
12 Ma Ma 4 Audio 1995 Virgin
13 Le Prince Du Raï 6 Audio 1988 Michel Levy Productions
14 Parisien Du Nord 2 Audio 1998
15 Inti H'raymia 6 Audio Edition Disco Maghreb
16 Mam Zare 6 Audio Edition Disco Maghreb
17 Ouach Etsalini 8 Audio 1986 Horizon Music (2)
18 Meli Meli 14 Audio 1999 Virgin
19 Fugitif 2 Audio Virgin France
20 Le Prince Du Raï 7 Audio 1988 Michel Levy Productions
21 Youm Wara Youm (Jour Après Jour) 2 Audio 2002 Virgin
22 Au Pays Des Merveilles (Azwaw) 3 Audio 1999 Virgin
23 Dellali 13 Audio Nabilophone
24 Desert Rose 4 Audio Megastar
25 Prince Of Raï 6 Audio 1989 Shanachie
26 Le Prince Du Raï 6 Audio 1988
27 Prince Of Raï 6 Audio 1989 Shanachie
28 Le Raï C'est Chic (DJ LBRemix) 8 Audio 2001 Virgin
29 Meli Meli 13 Audio 1998 Virgin
30 Fugitif 2 Audio 1995 Delabel
31 Du Sud Au Nord 12 Audio 2003 Virgin
32 Dellali 13 Audio 2001 Virgin
33 Le Prince Du Ray 6 Audio
34 Douni El Bladi 13 Audio 2001 Virgin France
35 Let Me Raï 9 Audio 1990 Virgin
36 Lazrag Saâni 12 Audio 2001 Créon Music
37 Le Prince Du Rai 6 Audio 1988 World Music (3)
38 Dellali 13 Audio 2001 Not On Label (Cheb Mami)
39 Let Me Raï 9 Audio 1990 Totem Records (3)
40 Meli Meli: Au Pays Des Merveilles (Azwaw) 2 Audio 1999 Virgin
41 Cosi Celeste 3 Audio 2003 Virgin
42 Le Princes Du Rai 7 Audio 1988 Michel Levy Productions
43 Du Sud Au Nord 13 Audio 2003 Virgin
44 Desert Rose 3 Audio 2000
45 Le Prince Du Raï 6 Audio 1988 Michel Levy Productions
46 Saïda 11 Audio 1994 Totem Records (3)
47 Douni El Bladi 13 Audio 1996
48 Meli Meli 11 Audio 1998 Virgin
49 Desert Rose 4 Audio 1999 A&M Records
50 Maghreb Soul - Cheb Mami Story 1986-1990 13 Audio 2006 Because Music


الشاب مامي / Cheb Mami, born July 11, 1966, in Graba-el-Oved, Saida, Algeria, is an Algerian rai singer.

He began his artistic career singing at marriage ceremonies and circumcisions. His soulful voice earned him the nickname Mami ('the mourner').

At the end of 1985, he embarked for Paris for a tour of Arab clubs. In January 1986 Mami participated in the Rai Festivals of the Villette (Paris) and Bobigny. There he met Michel Levy, who became his manager. In December 1986, Mami appeared at the famous Olympia Theater in Paris.

Mami's music borrows from an eclectic blend of Mediterranean and Western influences including flamenco, Greek and Turkish music as well as hip-hop, funk, reggae and Latin music.

His collaboration as a guest singer on Sting's "Desert Rose" increased his international profile as a pop star.


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