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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.

Album cover 'Ya...'
Musicians on Ya Pili...:
Nicolas Fiszman:
bass, guitar, keyboards, mandolin, programming & backing vocals
Kevin Mulligan: guitar, keyboards, mandolin & programming
Thierry Gutmann: drums
Luis Jardim: percussion
Toot's Thielemans: harmonica
Frank De Ruytter: saxophone & backing vocals
Dizzy Mandjeku: electric guitar on M'barik Fall and African Cooperation
And many others...

Born: 27 June 1959, in Gitega, Burundi.


Title Year Label Remarks
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)
Sambolera 1996 BMG-Disques Vogue
Ya Pili... 1994 BMG-Ariola 74321 24119-2
Khadja Nin 1992 BMG

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