Naama (singer)

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Background information
Born (1934-02-23) February 23, 1934 (age 84)
Origin Tunisia
Genres Arabic music, Tunisian music
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1958–1998

Naama (Tunisian Arabic: نعمة‎) (born February 23, 1934 in Azmour) is a distinguished Tunisian singer. Born Halima Echeikh (Tunisian Arabic: حليمة الشيخ‎), she was named "Naama" (meaning grace in Tunisian Arabic) by the Master Tunisian composer Salah Al Mahdi. Naama became her stage name which she kept until she retired in late 90's.


Halima ECheikh, later known as Naama, was born on 23 February 1934 in Azmour, in the North of Tunisia into a conservative family. After the divorce of her parents, she lived with her mother between Azmour and the capital city Tunis.


Mohamed Bouthina, « Naâma. The eternal voice» Tunis, 1997.

Hamadi Abassi, « Naâma. La fille d'Ezmour », Saisons tunisiennes, 27 juillet 2007