“Algerian & North African Sounds Curated by Sabrina Bellaouel” Playlist to Listen to
French Algerian artist Sabrina Bellouel has released her highly-anticipated debut album ‘Al Hadr’, which is a fusion of neo soul, R&B, and club music, with hypnotic melodies and cutting-edge electro-futurism. Bellouel, who spent a decade creating the album, explores themes of gender, romance, faith, and astrology, and collaborates with artists such as CRYSTALLMESS, Bonnie Banane, and Monomite. Bellouel’s work on the EPs ‘We Don’t
Need To Be Enemies’ and ‘Libra’ served as a foundation for ‘Al Hadr’, which is a notable deviation from her previous style, incorporating hip hop-style loops. In an interview, Bellouel speaks about the significance of her Algerian roots and how they influence her music. She also compiled a playlist of the best music from the MENA, featuring traditional Algerian folk music and fresh cuts from North African artists. Bellouel plans to announce her ‘Al Hadr’ tour and release new collaborations and remixes this year.