Safia Chamia dies

Published December 21st, 2004 - 01:17 GMT

The famous Tunisian singer, Safia Chamia died last Thursday at the age of 73. The Tunisian cultural magazine Tunis Hebdo describes how she was actually born in Lebanon to an Algerian father and Turkish mother. Her talent was spotted by the famous Mohieddine Salem, the father of Najeh Salem.

She only arrived in Tunisia in 1946 as a teenager but quickly mastered the genre of Tunisian music and won recognition throughout the county and in particularly with the ministry of culture.

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