TIARET – The artist Abderrahmane Yamouni, aka “Bouadjadj Junior”, one of the pillars of the popular song “chaâbi” in the province of Tiaret, passed away, Friday, following an infection with coronavirus, APS learned, on Saturday, from services of local management for health and the population.
The singer died after his health deteriorated following a coronavirus infection. He had been treating at home for about two weeks, added the same source.
The artist Abderrahmane Yamouni was president of the association “Nassim El Hidhab” and organizer of the chaâbi song festival “Layali Tiaret” during two previous editions attended by many chouyoukh of chaabi song including Abdelkader Chaou, Mahdi Tamache and Noureddine Benattia.
“The artistic scene has lost, with the death of artist Yamouni, one of the pillars of art and music,” reported the Directorate of Culture of Wilaya.
Born in 1963 in Tiaret, Abderrahmane Yamouni was passionate about chaabi song since his childhood. He formed a group with young people in his “Bouabdelli Bouabdelli” district of the city of Tiaret which included Mohamed Reda Yahia, the two brothers Haroual Abed and Adda and others.
Abderrahmane Yamouni had been very affected by the disappearance of the great artist Mazouz Bouadjadj, his idol, to the point that he was nicknamed, on the local artistic scene, “Bouadjadj junior”.