From the liner notes to The Rough Guide to Latin-Arabia:
Born in Marrakech in 1972, Rhany Kabbadj spent his childhood between Morocco and Tunisia, which became his second home. He began to sing at a young age, and made his first performances on Tunisian TV in 1989. In his frequent performances on Moroccan and Tunisian television, he has often been paired with the top performers of Arabic music, including Warda, Cheb Mami and Khaled. Rihany has been greatly inspired by Latin music and has made the mixing of Afro-Caribbean and Arabic music a hallmark of his style. The album Alamtini, from which the classic son Chan Chan is taken, was recorded at the legendary Egrem studio in Cuba.