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Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — CHEIKHA RIMITTI

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May 15 — CHEIKHA RIMITTI
Algerian matriarch of raï music.

MAY 15, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Spain, Philippines, Colombia, etc.: Celebrations of San Isidro, the saint who got the angels to do all of his plowing for him.

ALSO ON MAY 15 IN HISTORY…
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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