Other than pop music, my favorite music is Rai. It originated in Algeria, but is popular in France. It’s a mixture of music from different cultures. They sing in French, Arab, Spanish, and English. It’s great to dance to and work out to. Some songs have an R & B influence and others have that retro/Kool & the Gang type of sound.
Here are samples of some of my favorite Rai songs from the Rai n B Fever CDs that you can find for free on YouTube:
This one is in English and Arab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2RsRmkqiQ
This one is by Amine who sort of sounds like Michael Jackson. If you know some French, I chose the clip with the lyrics written in French. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYr84qTGceM
This one is a video of several popular Arab singers coming together to sing this very popular song (Abdul Kader) all in an Arab language. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEdiqT_HtEw