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  • review March 2, 2016

    Abbar el Hamada

    Aziza Brahim’s most recent release, Abbar el Hamada, builds bridges and unites the many worlds she has lived in, elements which are kin through language, landscape and history. Brahim is a Saharawi singer and activist currently living in Barcelona in … Read more »

  • blog February 9, 2016

    Afropop Premiere: Aziza Brahim’s “Calles de Dajla”

    We are thrilled to premiere the music video “Calles de Dajla,” the first track off Western Saharan musician Aziza Brahim’s forthcoming album Abbar el Hamada (Across the Hamada), out March 4 on Glitterbeat Records. Aziza Brahim is a Sahrawi singer and activist from Western Sahara … Read more »

  • blog August 24, 2015

    Adieu, Mariem Hassan

    Mariem Hassan, a tremendously talented Sahrawi singer, passed away on Sun., Aug. 22, in a Sahrawi refugee camp near Tinduf, Algeria. Hassan was born in 1958 in Ued Tazua, a village in what was then known as Spanish Sahara, to a family of nomadic … Read more »

  • review June 14, 2011

    Zayna Jumma

    If you happen to find yourself in the middle of the contested territory of Western Sahara, you’ll be hard pressed to find a lot of good rock music. That is to say, Group Doueh (pronounced DOO-WAY) is a bit of … Read more »

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