Fatima Zahafa, Ayta icon

Fatima Zahafa was a great Moroccan singer originally from Settat. Her fame is to be attributed, in addition to the numerous songs engraved during her career, to the great success obtained by the song “Zaoiua” made in 1965. The Zouia (a Muslim religious building) to which the song refers is that of the town Of Sidi Smaïl located not far from Settat. Though suffering from a serious disability, the singer did not spare and has been constantly performing during her life at celebrations, weddings and official events in her hometown. As has often happened to other Moroccan artists she died in a state of extreme poverty in complete denial of the great artistic contribution she has given to her country.


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