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Amina Annabi

Amina was born in a music family. Her father is Tunisian and her mother is French. Her grandmother was a musician and one of her uncles was involved in the in setting up the Tabarka Festival in Tunisia, so Amina got the chance to see a number of music stars, going along to concerts byJoan Baez, James Brown and the famous Algerian diva Warda. It was at the Tabarka music festival that Amina would get to meet the young Senegalese star Wasis Diop. They became friends and they had the opportunity to work together some years later. In 1975 Amina and her mother, a talented musician and composer, moved together in Paris. Three years later Amina formed her own group, after showing her talent in singing and dancing a variety of music styles, from soul to traditional aigypt songs. The group made appearances in many local schools but it was in 1982 when Amina started to build her solo career. By that time she got involved with Radio Nova, Paris' leading radio station in world music. One of the producers of the station was Martin Meissonnier. He started to work with Amina and soon they became a couple—their daughter was born in 1986. In 1983 she won a music contest with a rap song, "Shehérazade", influenced by Arab rhythms. It was released as a CD single. Amina began performing in Paris around this time.

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Mar 5, 1962 In Carthage, Tunisia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Maman 1990-02-14
Latest Project:
Movie Polisse 2011-10-06
Known For
Poster of Cairo Time
Poster of Vivement dimanche
Poster of The Hour of The Pig
Poster of Maman
Movie Frères Unknown 2011-04-13
Movie Polisse Melissa's Mother 2011-10-06
Movie Cairo Time Yasmeen 2009-10-09
Movie Once Upon a Time in the Oued Relah Sabri 2005-10-19
Movie Inch'Allah dimanche Malika 2001-12-05
Series Vivement dimanche self 1998-09-20
Movie The Hour of The Pig Samira 1993-09-25
Series Taratata Unknown 1993-01-10
Movie La nuit sacrée Ahmed / Zahra 1993-06-23
Movie The Beautiful Story La soeur de Jésus 1992-03-18
Movie Maman Fati 1990-02-14
Movie The Sheltering Sky Mahrnia 1990-10-24