The outstanding seminal work from which rai music sprung.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Raina Rai's early 1980s recording is to rai what Casablanca is to movies or Macbeth is to theatre -- groundbreaking and just as relevant today as when it was first released. The album was remarkably ahead of its time and shows almost no signs of being dated. The infectious grooves which combine the traditional North African rythms and music with other world influences (such as reggae) produce an album which is joyful and exciting to listen to. If you have the open ear and open mind to enjoy international music, you cannot go wrong with Hagda...."
Impressively well achieved
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I got the tape at a "souk" (market) in Marrakech by mere accident, and I was very impressed by the sublime fusion of pop, progressive rock, and traditional Northwestern African rhythms. Raina Rai is a must for every serious CD collector willing to expand their understanding of world music."