LANGUAGE: French + some English
Bataille d'Alger + torture et disparitions.
Temoignages affreux sur les disparitions et les methodes employees par les Francais durant et apres la bataille d'Alger. On mettait les pieds des victimes dans des cuvettes qu'on remplissait de beton et qu'on jetait ensuite a la mer. Les corps rejetes par la mer et les oueds seront appeles par les tortionnaires les crevettes Bigeard en signe de mepris total de la vie humaine des Algeriens. Un autre General, Jacques Bollardiere declare: "[On les torturait] parcequ'on ne les appelait pas Hommes, on les appelait ratons".
Appalling confessions on the use of torture by the French during and after the Battle of Algiers. Besides electrocution, the victims were put in basins of concrete and then thrown into the sea. The corpses rejected by the waters were then called Bigeard's shrimps in reference to the French criminal General Bigeard in complete contempt for Algerian human lives.
Another French General, Jacques Bollardiere declares: "[We tortured them] because we don't call them humans, we call them rats".
And we talk about the Western democracy that is France......
Souad Massi, algerian singer/songwriter, has a golden voice and a sparkling talent. She has invented a delicately harmonious Algerian folk-rock backed by humanist and sensitive lyrics. Born in Algiers on 23 August 1972, Massi is from a family of artists. She knew she would be a singer from an early age. As a little girl with a strong voice she studied classical Arab-Andalusian music, music theory and universal classical music. These years of study have made her into a rigorous composer with a keen sense of instrumentation. The three albums Massi released between 2001 and 2005 were greeted by popular and commercial success.
Souad Massi performs Bladi from her first album raoui at Angoul√™me in 2002.