Houcine Slaoui (pronounced Husyn Slawi, Arabic: حسين السلاوي) (real name Houcine Ben Bouchaïb) (1918, Salé – 1951) is a Moroccan singer and composer who had a considerable influence on early-modern Moroccan Chaabi music.His nickname "Slaoui" was inspired by his birthplace. He appears as one of the principal craftsmen, of the modern Chaabi songs in Morocco. He was one of the first to introduce modern musical instruments into Moroccan music, he was influenced by such middle-eastern artists as Mohammed Abdel Wahab; And blended some of the styles of early Egyptian pop music into his songs. He is most remembered for a song called " Lmarikan " (The Americans), a ballad that recounts his impressions of the Americans whom he has seen during the landing of American troops in Morocco, in 1942 during Operation Torch. The song, which is still popular in Morocco today, has somewhat of a historical value and has been covered by various other artists. Until this day his death circumstances remain mysterious.