Mary Ann Kennedy - Aziza Brahim in Session
Mary Ann Kennedy introduces new music from around the world, plus a studio session with Aziza Brahim, a singer born in the Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria.
Mary Ann Kennedy with tracks from across the globe, plus a studio session with Aziza Brahim, a singer born in the Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria.
Aziza Brahim's family moved from the Western Sahara after the Moroccan take-over in 1975. They settled in the desert refugee camps in southern Algeria, and when she was 11, Aziza made the journey to Cuba for her secondary education. After returning to the camps as a singer in the 1990s, she then settled in Spain. Here she found success first as a jazz singer, then forming the group Gulli Mankoo, with whom she recorded two acclaimed albums. Her third album 'Soutak' (Your Voice) is a return to her acoustic roots, with songs from the Sahara mixed with influences from Spain.