Malika Domrane

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Malika Domrane
Malika Domrane (chanteuse kabyle-Algérie).jpg
Born (1956-03-12) 12 March 1956 (age 62)
Tizi Hibel
Nationality Algerian
Occupation singer
Years active 1969-current
Notable work Tsuha

Malika Domrane (born 12 March 1956 in Tizi Hibel) is an Algerian singer, originally from Kabylie.[1]

Life[edit]

Domrane began to sing at in her high school choir in Tizi Ouzou. In 1969 she won a gold medal at festival in Algeria. After graduating as a nurse, she began work in a hospital but soon decided to dedicate herself professionally to singing, in defiance of the customs of her family and village.

In 1979, she went to France to release her first album, Tsuha, her first great success. She later published several albums, with songs typified by feminist cultural and the linguistic demands of the Berber. From 1994, she decided to live in France with her family.

Albums[edit]

  • Tsuha (1979)
  • Thayriw Themouth (1981)
  • NostAlgérie (1998, Arcade Records: 59 '38)
  • Asaru (2001) (Blue Silver)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Naylor, Phillip Chiviges (2006). Historical dictionary of Algeria. Scarecrow Press. p. 458. ISBN 978-0-8108-5340-9.