RootsWorld.. about the first release Tragedy (1999/2000)

December 15, 2001 
Ted Swedenburg

"The entire album, whether it deals with overtly political matters, love affairs or traditional weddings, represents Alileche's own militant, artful contribution to the struggle for recognition of the Amazigh (Berber) language and culture."

San Francisco Chronicle...about "The Source of Water" (2002)

November 21, 2002 
Jonathan Curiel

"Many songs on Moh Alileche's new album evoke rich images of his native Algeria. He even went back to his homeland to record the music, but the Berkeley musician hasn't created a romanticized paean to life there."

Earball Media....about " North Africa's Destiny" (2005)

February 20, 2005 
Scott Allan Stevens

" Moh Alileche serves as something of a musical ambassador, calling attention to his people's plight with sadly beautiful music."

Muse's Muse...about "In Memory of a Hero" (2009)

February 25, 2009 
Don Sechelski

"A swirling, dancing trip through the North African Berber region of Algeria,"

GLOBAL A GO-GO'S RADIO HOST, ....about "When the Dust Settles" (2012/2013)


January 4, 2013

Moh Alileche (ali-LESH) is probably America’s best-known Amazigh (Berber) musician. This is his fifth album of traditional grooves with rock ‘n’ roll-like drive and Alileche’s politically committed lyrics, and it’s another excellent one. Tracks 3 and 6 are the best examples of Alileche’s patented sound, featuring mandol, violin, keyboards, percussion and Moh’s impassioned voice.  Track 9 is a funkier, gnawa-like workout with English lyrics about the Arab spring.  And Alileche makes room for a guest to take over on track 8: DC-based Kamel Zennia offers an excellent slice of North African reggae; I definitely need to hear more from this fellow.  Alileche delivers again – this is world-class stuff.
TOP TRACKS:    3    6    8    9
ALSO RECOMMENDED:    1    2    4    5    7



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