A brilliant collaboration between Khaled and Safy Boutella, this is one of the most thrilling CDs I own.
Boutella, known primarily for his film scores, co-wrote 3 of the tracks, and helped adapt 3 others, which are of traditional origin.
As the other reviewers note, Kutche is a nice introduction to Khaled and Rai.
He plays bass and synthesizer, and co-produced with the great Martin Meissonnier.
I concur with Meissonnier, who once said in an interview: "We're living through a golden age of ethnic music", and Khaled and Boutella are a major ingredient in the birth and continuance of the exciting and and creative music that is now available in the world music market.
However, I'm more fond of Khaled's more recent productions.
Kutche has a distinct '80s feel -- very synthesized and bouncy -- that grates on me after a few tracks.