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Powered by Audioscrobbler™Zohra Aïssaoui, known as Dihya (ⴷⵉⵁⵢⴰ), (born in 1950 in Taghit (T'Kout), Batna, Algeria) is an Algerian singer of Chaouie music.
Dihya begins to sing and play the guitar in secret at his uncle's house[1]. In Paris, she enrolled at the Conservatoire Paul-Beusher[1]. In the 1970s, Zohra took part in radio singing competitions which she won several times, most often with songs by Fairuz, Dalida or even Enrico Macias[2]. She also participates in the Classical Singing Festival where she wins prizes.

Then, she excels in Bel Canto in Italy and sings in Greek in the country of Homer[1]. It was a priest who wrote her first song Petit Lilas Blanc. Later, she became a classical singing teacher at the University of Nanterre where she directed a choir. At Sheila, Dihya also obtains a job which allows her to open up new horizons for her and in particular to land a contract with Polydor at the end of the 1970s. She puts the label on trial for having stolen her copyrights, she loses trial after 3 years. After the release of her 45 rpm produced by Polydor, she took the name of Dihya, the name of the Queen of the Aurès.
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