Dimi Mint Abba

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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.
Her first international release was on the World Circuit record label, following a recommendation from Ali Farka Touré. On this album, she was accompanied by her husband Khalifa Ould Eide and her two daughters.

Later she composed famous and popular Mauritanian songs like "Hailala" and "Koumba bay bay".

She died in June, 2011, in Casablanca, Morocco following a stage accident in Aioun ten days earlier when she was singing for Sahrawi public.
She died of a cerebral hemorrhage. Her death was described as "a national loss" by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the President of Mauritania.
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WCD 019 Dimi Mint Abba - Moorish Music From Mauritania album art Khalifa Ould Eide & Dimi Mint Abba Khalifa Ould Eide & Dimi Mint Abba - Moorish Music From Mauritania(CD, Album) World Circuit WCD 019 UK 1990 Sell This Version
B6768 Dimi Mint Abba - Music & Songs Of Mauritania album art Dimi Mint Abba Music & Songs Of Mauritania(CD, Album) Auvidis, Auvidis Ethnic B6768 France 1992 Sell This Version

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