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The Casbah (French) or as transliterated from Arabic Qasbah (from qasbah, قصبة, 'citadel') is specifically the citadel of Algiers and the traditional quarter clustered round it. More generally, kasbah denotes the walled citadel of many North African cities and towns. The word made its way into English from French in the late 19th century (the Oxford English Dictionary says 1895), hence its conventional English spelling. The Casbah as seen from outside. ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... This article is about a type of fortification. ... “Alger” redirects here. ... A few well preserved Kasbahs in Aït Benhaddou, Morocco The kasbah is a unique kind of medina, or Islamic city. ... The Oxford English Dictionary print set The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), and is the most successful dictionary of the English language, (not to be confused with the one-volume Oxford Dictionary of English, formerly New Oxford Dictionary of English, of...

In Rabat, the capital of Morocco since 1912, the Casbah of the Oudaya is the military barracks encircled by walls with gates, built in the 16th and 17th centuries on ancient foundations. Mausoleum of Mohammed V through mosque ruins NASA image of Rabat Rabat (Arabic الرباط, transliterated ar-Rabāṭ or ar-Ribāṭ), population 1. ...

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The 1938 movie Algiers (a remake of the French film Pépé le Moko of the previous year) was most Americans' introduction to the picturesque alleys and souks of the Casbah. In 1948 a musical remake, Casbah, was released. Algiers a 1938 film directed by John Cromwell with Charles Boyer. ... Pépé le Moko is a 1937 film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Jean Gabin. ... The souq in Marrakech, Morocco A souk (سوق, also sook, souq, or suq) is a commercial quarter in an Arab city. ...

The invitation "Come with me to the Casbah," which was heard in trailers for Algiers but not in the film itself, became an exaggerated romantic overture, largely owing to its use by Looney Tunes cartoon character Pepé Le Pew, himself a spoof of Pépé le Moko. The amorous skunk used "Come with me to ze Casbah" as a pickup line. In 1954, the Looney Tunes cartoon The Cat's Bah specifically spoofed Algiers, with the skunk enthusiastically declaring, "You do not have to come with me to ze Casbah...We are already 'ere!" Looney Tunes opening title Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969. ... Pepé Le Pew is an Academy Award-winning fictional character in the Warner Bros. ...

In the 1966 film The Battle of Algiers, the main characters (other than Col. Mathieu) live in the Casbah. The Battle of Algiers (in Italian, La Battaglia di Algeri) is a 1965 black-and-white film directed by Gilles Pontecorvo. ...

In 1982 the British London-based punk rock group The Clash released the single "Rock the Casbah" about Iran's outlawing of rock music, which reached #30 in the UK music charts. The following year the single was released in the US, reaching #8 in the charts. "Rock the Casbah" was also the first song played on the Armed Forces Radio during Operation Desert Shield. It became the unofficial anthem for the Armed Forces during the Gulf War conflicts. Rachid Taha an Algerian singer based in France recorded 'Rock the Casbah' in Arabic and was closely connected to The Clash. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... American Forces Network, or AFN - the acronym that its most commonly known as, is the brand name used by the United States Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) for its networks worldwide. ... See also: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gulf War (disambiguation) C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. ... The Military of the United States, also known as the United States Armed Forces, is structured into five branches consisting of the: United States Army United States Marine Corps United States Navy United States Air Force United States Coast Guard Reserves United States National Guard United States Army Reserve United... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ...

Casbah is the name of a song by Red Box included on their 1990 album Motive. Red Box was British pop group active in the 1980s. ...

The Casbah was also the name of one of the first clubs The Beatles ever performed in. It was the basement of Pete Best's Mom's house. [citation needed] The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... “Peter Best” redirects here. ...

In the Tenacious D song "Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)" from their 2006 album The Pick of Destiny, Tenacious D sings "we rock the casbah, and blow your mind" Tenacious D, or The D as they are known by their fans,[1] is an American rock band duo composed of musician/actors Kyle Gass and Jack Black. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pick of Destiny is a soundtrack album by the American rock band Tenacious D for the movie Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny. ...

Sarah Brightman recorded a song called "Mysterious Days" on her 2003 album "Harem", in which lyrics say: "American writers now work in the attic, up in the Casbah, there's plenty to worship." Sarah Brightman (born August 14, 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress and dancer. ...


Casbah (or The Casbah) is also a pub in Letterkenny, Ireland. The Casbah is also a small club featuring live music nightly in San Diego, California. It is also the name of a cafe (The Casbah Cafe) in Silverlake, near Los Angeles. Another famous bar with the name Casbah can be found in Siegburg, Germany. In Funchal at Madeira Island (Portugal) also there is a oriental themed pub with the name Qasbah (Arabic name. You can visit on www.qasbahcaffe.com .



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The Casbah (French) or more correctly Qasbah (from Arabic qasbah, قصبة, 'citadel') is specifically the citadel of Algiers and the traditional quarter clustered round it.
In Rabat, since 1912 the capital of Morocco, the Casbah of the Oudaya is the military barracks encircled by walls with gates, built in the 16th and 17th centuries on ancient foundations.
In 1982 the British London based punk rock group The Clash released the single "Rock The Casbah" which reached position #30 in the UK music charts.
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