- a style of Algerian popular music played on electric guitar, synthesizer, and percussion instruments.
Origin of rai
First recorded in 1985–90; of undetermined orig.
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Examples from the Web for rai
In the letter, shown on Italian Rai Tre state television, Lombardi wrote of his concerns and asked how to address the press.Italian Police Probe Vatican, Mafia Links in Teen’s Disappearance 30 Years Ago
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 17, 2012
At Rai about thirty of his shorter works are said to have been composed.
The rai as this land belongs to lets me tshin (cut) all the wuzen (elder) I wants.The Gypsy's Parson
Cure (v), kirai̍schachkais (rai and kais run together; the whole short).
According to his calculations he was about a mile from Rai Bareilly.
And he rode thus into Rai Bareilly, watchful, determined, ready for any emergency.
- a type of Algerian popular music based on traditional Algerian music influenced by modern Western pop
C20: Arabic, literally: opinion