Cheb Nacim was born in Algeria
From an early age Cheb Nacim showed deep passion for Rai music, and studied this art at the highly regarded “El Mouhsiliya” School, also in Algeria.
In 1992 he travelled to France and developed an original and inspired musical niche. This was a rhythmic fusion of Raï, blues, funk, reggae, Flamenco, Salsa, Rumba, and Hip Hop. Eventually he formed a band and started playing his original compositions in small functions, weddings and music festivals. The first big concerts took place around the suburbes of Nantes in 1993. Playing venues such as “Quai de la Fosse” with Khaled and Cheb Mami, and the “Triangle” in Rennes, ensured that the name of Cheb Nacim started to become widely known.
The death of “Cheb Hasni” in 1994 affected him deeply and Cheb Nacim took part in the tribute concert alongside the biggest stars of Rai. These included: Sahraoui, Fedela, Nasro, Tahar, Mohamed Lamine and Chikha Remiti.
In 1995 Cheb Nacim toured widely in France visiting Rennes, Lille, Le Mans, Malakoff, St Nazaire, and Roubais. In the same year some Algerian compatriots asked him to represent them in the International exhibition of Nantes.
Some time later, Cheb Nacim travelled to England. After a few gigs in restaurants and other relatively small venues, the Algerian community warmly welcomed him. He appeared on “MBC” in 1996, and this appearance got him an invitation to the very prestigious “Carnival D’Algerie” the following year. In 1998 Cheb Nacim, surrounded by some very fine musicians, prepared and gave a concert with Cheba Zahouania in the Hammersmith Irish center. The event was broadcasted on the “ANN” TV channel. Many concerts later, Cheb Nacim’s reputation has grown and he recently opened for “L’Orchestre National de Barbes” in the Queen Elizabeth Hall and “Faudel” at the Hammersmith Palais.
Cheb Nacim’s talent as an original singer-songwriter and instrumentalist is now firmly established. His live performances are emotional and exciting and he continues to enthrall audiences.
He would like to thank all those who supported him, in particular his parents and close friends. He also wishes that all the hard work and effort pays off in the form of bringing joy and happiness to all.
Cheb Nacim – Nwelli Mechi Mlih 2008
Produced by Ilyes
Released by Maya
1. Bladi el hbiba
2. Hnina welgalb byad
3. Kount hasbek tebghini
4. Nwelli mechI mlih mechi cava
5. Maktoub rabi
6. Anti tzawechti
Cheb Nacim – Mami Masra Fiya 2006
Produced by Hossam Ramzy
Released By ARC Music
1. Mami masra fiya
2. Tal sabri tal
3. El waldine
4. Khalouni khalouni
5. Ache dani naandou
6. Ya el hadjla
7. Aachaktek men gualbi
8. 100% nebghik
9. Moul djalab
10. Khabi serek ya el hgafel
11. 100% nebghik remix
12. Moul djalabe remix
Cheb Nacim -El Walidine 2003
Produced by Ilyes
Released by Maya
1. El ghorba
2. Dayek dayek
4. Maadam dek el youm
5. 100% nebghik
6. El waldine
7. Khalouni Khalouni
TV Appearances: Live Performances & Interviews
1992 – Live on M6, national French TV channel
1993 – TV3, regional French TV channel
1995 – MBC. International Arabic TV channel, , London, UK
1999 – Live on ANN, international Arabic TV channel, London, UK
2000 – Canal Algerie, national Algerian TV channel
2001 – Canal Algerie, national Algerian TV channel – Bonjour Algerie – Special Guest.
2002 – Canal Algerie,.national Algerian TV channel –TV Rama – Special Guest
2003 – A3, national Algerian TV channel – Invited – Special Guest
2004 – Canal Algerie, national Algerian TV channel – Bonjour Algerie – Special Guest
2005 – Canal Algerie, national Algerian TV channel – Bonjour Algerie – Special Guest
2006 – MBC, international Arabic TV channel, London, UK
2007 – Canal Algerie, national Algerian TV channel – An Evening With Cheb Nacim –
2008 – India TV, internationat Indian TV channel, London, UK
2009 – A3, national Algerian TV channel – Invited – Special Guest
2010 – Canal Algerie, national Algerian TV channel – Special Guest
2010 – Pakistan TV, international Pakistani TV channel, London, UK
2010 – BTV, international Bangladesh TV channel, London, UK
2010 – ZeeTV, Asian entertainment TV channel, London, UK
FFestivals & Concerts
1992 – La Nuit Du Rai, Cheb Nacim, Nasro, Taher, Cheb Sahraoui & Fadelain. Nantes, France.
1995 – Hommage a Cheb Hasni, Nanterre, France…
1995 – Regular live performances at Orange Club, London, UK
1996 – Le Triangle, Rennes, France
1998 – Appolo Hammersmith, Cheb Nacim & Cheba Zahouania, London, UK
1999 – African Day for Princess Diana, Private Party, London, UK
1999 – Private Party , Algerian Consulate.
1999 – Canadian Festival, Montereal, Canada
2000 – Cheb Nacim & Cheb Mami Live in Concert, Queen Elisabeth Hall, London, UK
2000 – L’Année de l’Algérie, Nantes, France
2000 – African Festival, Geneva, Switzerland.
2000 – Mediteranean Festival, Italy
2001 – Festival Carnaval d’Algerie 1, London, UK
2001 – Cheb Nacim Live in Concert, Wandsworth Palais, London UK
2002 – Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, Liverpool, UK
2003 – Cheb Nacim & ONB Live in Concert, Queen Elisabeth Hall, London, UK
2004 – Cheb Nacim & Faudel Live in Concert, Palais Hammersmith, London, UK
2005 – Cheb Nacim & Rachid Taha Live in Concert, Barbican, London, UK
2006 – Rise Festival, Finsbury Park, London UK
2006 – African Festival, Queen Elisabeth Hall, London, UK
2007 – Festival Carnaval d’Algerie 2, London Clapham Ground, London, UK
2008 – Cheb Nacim Live in Concert, Manchester, UK
2008 – Genova Festival, Genova, Italy
2009 – Cheb Nacim Live in Concert, Marrakech, Morocco.
2009 – Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, Liverpool, UK.
2009 – 2nd Festival Du Rai Sidi Bel Abbes, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
2009 – Cheb Nacim Live in Concert, Kasif, Sidi Fredj, Algiers, Algeria
2009 – Cheb Nacim & Reda Taliani Live In Concert, Appolo Hammersmith, London, UK
2010 – Cheb Nacim Live in Concert, Hannover, Germany.
2010 – Cartarina Festival, Cartarina, SPAIN
2010 – Cheb Nacim Live in Concert, Rio Loco, Toulouse, France
2010 – Cheb Nacim Live in Concert, Berlin, Germany.
2010 – 3rd Festival Du Rai Sidi Bel Abbes, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria.
2010 – 5 th Festival National de la Musique Actuelle, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Algeria.
2010 – Cheb Nacim Live in Concert, Independance Day, Sid Bel Abbes, Algeria
2010 – Cheb Nacim Live, The Big Arabic Night, Runway Club, London, UK
2010 – Cheb Nacim Live In concert, Eid In The Square (Trafalgar Square), London, UK
2010 – Cheb Nacim Live@MOMO event, London. UK
2010 – Cheb Nacim Live@ Melody Arabia Event, London, UK
2010 – Cheb Nacim Performing for the Algerian Consulate Association, London UK
2010 – Cheb Nacim Live@Rubylo, London, Uk
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