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NPR: In Honor Of #InternationalWomensDay, A Playlist Of Ladies Who Rock

Aziza Brahim

Born in the Saharawi refugee camps of Algeria, Aziza Brahim fled to Cuba as a teenager — where she had to cope with the effects of the 1990s Cuban economic crisis. Now based in Spain, Brahim uses her music to bring global attention to the plight of migrants, refugees and disenfranchised women.

Her latest album is Abbar el Hamada (“Across the Hamada”) — Hamada is the word that Saharawi people use to describe the rocky desert landscape along the Western Sahara where tens of thousands of refugees are now stranded. [Read More]