Radiodiffusion Internasionaal Annexe


عبد الوهاب الدكالي
January 16, 2022, 1:00 am
Filed under: Morocco

Matfahamnach / ماتفهمناش

Abdelwahab Doukkali was born in Fez, Morocco on January 2nd, 1941. At the age of 18, he moved to the capitol city of Rabat, where he worked briefly at Radio Television Maroc. He soon  moved to Casablanca – the center of Morocco’s music industry. For the next three years, Doukkali pursued careers in both theatre and radio. In 1962 he toured Algeria, then left Morocco and settled in Cairo. During his three years in Egypt, he gained popularity outside North Africa, then returned to Morocco in 1965. In 1968, he tried his hand at acting with the lead role in Ahmed Mesnaoui and  Mohamed Abderrahman Tazi‘s film Vaincre pour Vivre. He also recorded the theme song for that film. Doukkali would go on to act in two more films and he continued to write and perform music through the 1990s.

Although there are no production credits listed on this single, it definitely sounds like this recording was produced by J. Hendrix who also produced Algeria’s Rachid et Fethi and Morocco’s Les Frères Megri.

Catalog number ATL 5060 on Atlassiphone of Casablanca, Morocco. No release date listed.

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