casbah casbah  /ˈkæs bə/


  • (n) an older or native quarter of many cities in northern Africa; the quarter in which the citadel is located


  1. Still outwardly a rebel, Zerrouk slipped back into the casbah as Bigeard's chief informer.
  2. Author Bowles, 38, a composer and former music critic, has lived since 1947 in the casbah of Tangier.
  3. But as night fell over the casbah, shots rang out in Algiers and in every other big city in the country.


  • Nick Tavares: Future unwritten for Bruins

    At the peak of the New York Islanders' dynasty in 1982, the Clash released their last true studio record, "Combat Rock." For casual fans, that's the one with "Rock the Casbah" and "Should I Stay or Should I Go."
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times

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  1. "The Casbah is in danger, and we must save it before it is too late," historian Belkacem Babaci said, reflecting a pride found everywhere among the tottering huddle of walled houses.
    on Sep 1, 2008 By: Krim Belkacem Source:

  2. "It was tough," Headon says. "In 1983 Pete Townshend paid for me to come to Los Angeles to have the electric box treatment for heroin addiction. And while I was there the Clash were playing the US festival and 'Rock The Casbah' was all over...
    on Jul 22, 2009 By: Topper Headon Source: Rolling Stone

  3. "I remember playing in Belgium with Rocket From the Crypt and seeing a guy in the audience wearing a Casbah T-shirt," said Rubalcaba, who is now the drummer in the power trio Earthless. "Almost everywhere we went in Europe, we'd see people in...
    on Jan 11, 2009 By: Mario Rubalcaba Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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