December 17, 2012
Posted: 618 GMT
A look back at the highlights of 2012 covered on Inside the Middle East.
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May 18, 2012
Posted: 1147 GMT
Born in France in 1940 to an Algerian father and Lebanese mother, she started singing at age 11 and moved to her native country after it gained independence in the 60s. She married there and quit singing for ten years, reportedly because her husband banned her from performing, but returned to the limelight when then-president Boumedienne asked her to perform to commemorate Algerian independence day.
Warda worked with some of the most iconic Arab musicians including composer and singer Mohammed Abdelwahab and composer Baligh Hamdy who she eventually married. She and Hamdy collaborated on of her most famous songs "Ismaouni" or "Listen to Me."
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