Aziza Brahim, one of the leading voices in the Saharawi music scene, will release her new album Soutak on February 10, 2014 on Glitterbeat Records. Aziza is currently based in Spain and her music combines Western Saharan roots with contemporary sounds.
Aziza was born and raised in the Saharawi refugee camps lining the border between Algeria and Western Sahara that were formed after the political oppression that followed Morocco’s 1975 invasion of Western Sahara. As a young teenager Aziza traveled to Cuba for her secondary school studies. There she experienced first hand the deep Cuban economic crisis of the 1990s and the subsequent denial of her request to pursue a university degree in music.
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