Singer Rachid Taha, who fused Arabic music and rock, dies

Singer Rachid Taha, who fused Arabic music and rock, dies

FILE - In this July 19, 2005 file photo, Algerian singer Rachid Taha sings on the main stage during the opening day of the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. Rachid Taha, an Algerian singer who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue contact lenses to protest anti-Arab prejudice in France, where he made his home, has died. He was 59. (Sandro Campardo, Keystone via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb.13, 2015 file photo, French singer Catherine Ringer and Rachid Taha, right, perform during the 30th Victoires de la Musique ceremony, in Paris. Rachid Taha, an Algerian singer who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue contact lenses to protest anti-Arab prejudice in France, where he made his home, has died. He was 59. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)

Singer Rachid Taha, who fused Arabic music and rock, dies

FILE - In this July 19, 2005 file photo, Algerian singer Rachid Taha sings on the main stage during the opening day of the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. Rachid Taha, an Algerian singer who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue contact lenses to protest anti-Arab prejudice in France, where he made his home, has died. He was 59. (Sandro Campardo, Keystone via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb.13, 2015 file photo, French singer Catherine Ringer and Rachid Taha, right, perform during the 30th Victoires de la Musique ceremony, in Paris. Rachid Taha, an Algerian singer who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue contact lenses to protest anti-Arab prejudice in France, where he made his home, has died. He was 59. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
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