Dighya Mohammed Salem


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  • country
  • Western sahara
  • disciplines
  • Singing, music
  • languages
  • Arabic, Spanish
  • born on 26.02.1966
  • in Dakhla, Western Sahara
  • lives in Paris, France

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biography

Born in 1966 in Dakhla, in Western Sahara, Dighya Mohammed Salem is a singer. Because of the war, she was forced to quit her country and get rescued in a camp at algerian border before she left for Lybia. In 1987, she recorded her first song Haya Shababna and was rewarded as the best singer of her region. In 1989, she was invited to sing along in a revolutionnary wester sahara music band « Shaheed El Wali ». In the same year, they recorded their first album and did a tour all around Europe. Dighya joined the agency of artists in exile in September 2018 and created the « Dighya Moh-Salem band » with other musicians from the agency. The band played during the « open doors » of the atelier and during the 2018 edition of the Vision d’Exile Festival.

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