Djamel Laroussi is an Algerian singer, composer, songwriter, arranger and guitar player. Laroussi was born in Algeria, moved to Cologne, Germany, to attend Cologne Academy of Music. In 1997, he released his first album Sapoutaly which he dedicated to his late mother (PolyGram/Polymedia/Sophisticat). In the same year, he founded his group “Djamel Laroussi”. Laroussi sings in Algerian Arabic, French and Kabyle Berber.