Mariem Hassan

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Mariem Hassan
مريم حسن
Mariem Hassan performing in WOMAD 2008 (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 7 November 2008)
Mariem Hassan performing in WOMAD 2008 (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 7 November 2008)
Background information
Also known asVoice of the Sahara
Born1958
Ued Tazua, Smara, Spanish Sahara
Died22 August 2015(2015-08-22) (aged 56–57)
Tindouf, Algeria
GenresBlues music, folk music, roots music
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocalist
Years active1976–2015
LabelsNubenegra
Websitemariemhassan.com

Mariem Hassan (Arabic: مريم حسن‎; 1958 – 22 August 2015), was a Sahrawi singer and lyricist from Western Sahara. She usually sang in Hassaniyya, an Arabic dialect spoken mostly in Western Sahara and Mauritania.

Hassan died of bone cancer in a Sahrawi refugee camp in Tindouf, Algeria on 22 August 2015.

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