Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — CHEIKHA RIMITTI

Algerian matriarch of raï music.

*Spain, Philippines, Colombia, etc.: Celebrations of San Isidro, the saint who got the angels to do all of his plowing for him.

1265 — Italian poet Dante Alighieri born, Florence, Italy.
1823 — Swedenbourgian Thomas Lake Harris born, Fenny, Stratford, England.
1885 — Louis Riel surrenders, ending Métis Rebellion in Canada.
1886 — Recluse poet Emily Dickinson dies, Amherst, Massachusetts.
1929 — Russian Suprematist painter Kasimir Malevich dies, Leningrad, USSR.
2006 — Algerian “Mother of Raï” music, Cheikha Rimitti, dies, Paris, France.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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