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|Full Name at Birth||
Hamid Cheriet, Yidir, Idir, Ḥamid Ceryat
25th October, 1949
Aït Lahcène, Algeria
2nd May, 2020
|Place of Death||
|Cause of Death||
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Musician
|Music Genre (Text)||
Traditional Kabyle music, Pop, Folk, Fusion
Vocals, Guitar, Flute, Percussions
Hamid Cheriet (Kabyle: Ḥamid Ceryat; 25 October 1949 – 2 May 2020), better known by his stage name Idir or Yidir, was an Algerian singer and Kabyle musician.
Initially training to be a geologist, his interest for music was piqued when he was called to sing on state radio as a late substitute.
After finishing his compulsory military service, he moved to France in 1975 and embarked on his career in music.
Idir took a hiatus during the 1980s before returning in 1993.
He was a passionate advocate of the Kabyle and Berber cultures.
He died of pulmonary disease in 2020.