Tagant, Mauritania (1958 – 2011)
Dimi Mint Abba (Arabic: ديمي منت آبا; 25 December 1958 – 4 June 2011) was one of Mauritania's most famous musicians.
She was born Loula Bint Siddaty Ould Abba in 1958 into a low-caste ("iggawin") family specializing in the griot tradition.
Dimi's parents were both musicians (her father had been asked to compose the Mauritanian national anthem), and she began playing at an early age. Her professional career began in 1976, when she sang on the radio and then competed, the… read more
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