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Khadja Nin began her singing career at age of 32. She
grew up in Bujumbura, her father was in politics.
He was therefore in the position to bring home LP's of international music
when he travelled abroad. At young age, Khadja Nin married with a Belgian,
with whom she went to Zaïre. Only a couple of years later her husband
died, as well as her mother, and at age of 20, she found herself alone in Brussels
with her three years old son. For more than a decade, she managed to survive
in Belgium and concentrated on giving her son a good education. From time to time,
she sang in a choir, and in 1985, she met Nicolas Fiszman, guitar player,
producer and composer. Together, they created the sound that made Khadja Nin famous.
In 1991, she signed a contract and recorded her first album which was released in 1992. The second album, Ya Pili... received considerable international attention. It is the combination of her melancholic voice and the jazzy arrangements by Nicolas Fiszman that makes her music so attractive.
|Ya...||1998||BMG-Disques Vogue 74321 60370-2||Also released on Ark 21 Records (2000) with different track list (2 new songs replacing Sailing and Haya)|
|Ya Pili...||1994||BMG-Ariola 74321 24119-2|