Mohammed Salem Dighya

  • country
  • Western sahara
  • disciplines
  • composing, music, singing
  • languages
  • Arabic, Spanish
  • born on 12.02.1960
  • in Dakhla, Western Sahara
  • lives in Paris, France

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Born in 1966 in Dakhla, in Western Sahara, Dighya Mohammed Salem is a singer. Because of the war, she was forced to flee her country. She was rescued in a camp at the Algerian border before she left for Libya. In 1987, she recorded her first song Haya Shababna and was awarded as the best singer of her region. In 1989, she was invited to sing along in a revolutionary western sahara music band « Shaheed El Wali ». In the same year, they recorded their first album and toured throughout 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 aa-e and during the 2018 edition of the Visions of exile festival.