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Raja Meziane: Algerian unsigned singer becomes sound of revolution

Singer Raja Meziane’s political music video Allo le Système! has been viewed more than 35 million times on YouTube this year.

Despite failing to secure a record deal in Algeria, she has continued to post her anti-government songs online.

She tells BBC Arabic how exile led to her becoming the sound of protest for tens of thousands of young people in the country she left behind.

A film by Fethi Benaissa, Matthew Cassel and Mai Noman.

Raja is one of the BBC’s 100 Women 2019. BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women each year and shares their stories. Find us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter, and use #100Women.

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