Poet, lyricist Mohamed Angar dies at 75

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ALGIERS- Poet and lyric writer of the Algerian contemporary song, Mohamed Angar, died Thursday, in Algiers, of a heart attack at the age of 75, his relatives said.

The deceased debuted his artistic career as a performer and recorded several vinyls in 45 rpm format, broadcast on Algerian Radio in the 1970s, before devoting himself to writing song lyrics.

Nicknamed the “star maker”, the deceased collaborated with several rai singers, to whom he wrote catchy texts, including in particular Abderrahmane Djelti with “Kessa Twila” and Mohamed Lamine, with “Hiya li biya “, during the 1980s.

Mohamed Angar has, also, collaborated with renowned artists, such as; the late Blaoui El Houari, Cheb Mami, Hassiba Amrouche with “Farhi ou saâdi” (1991), or even, Cheb Khaled with “Win el harba win” (1995).

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