Mariem Hassan

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Mariem Hassan
مريم حسن
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Mariem Hassan performing in WOMAD 2008 (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 7 November 2008)
Background information
Also known asVoice of the Sahara
Ued Tazua, Smara, Spanish Sahara
Died22 August 2015
Tindouf, Algeria
GenresBlues music, folk music, roots music
OccupationsMusician, songwriter
Years active1976–2015
Associated actsShahid El Uali, Leyoad, Nayim Alal

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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