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Years active  1973–present
Role  Singer
Labels  Warner
Genres  Pop music, Pop rock, Rai
Name  Baya Bouzar
Siblings  Leila Djazaria

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Born  September 13, 1952 (age 63) (1952-09-13)
Origin  Belcourt, Algiers, Algeria
Occupation(s)  Singer, actress, comedian
Instruments  vocalsguitarGoblet drum
Associated acts  Cheb Khaled, Christophe (singer), Didier Wampas, Fadela Dziria, Isabelle Adjani, Julien Dore
Albums  Blonde dans la Casbah, Raid Zone
Movies  The Source, Delice Paloma, Viva Laldjerie, Cheba, Il reste du jambon?
Similar People  Radu Mihaileanu, Sabrina Ouazani, Hafsia Herzi, Leila Bekhti, Athmane Ariouet

Record label  Warner Bros. Records

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Baya Bouzar (Arabic: باية بوزار‎‎), known by the stagename Biyouna (بيونة) is an Algerian singer, dancer, actress born on September 13, 1952 in Belcourt, now known as Belouizdad, Algiers, Algeria.


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Early life

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Having a very early passion for singing, she was a member of several groups: first in Fadhéla Dziria's group where she played tambourine, another that she directed with her partner Flifla, and finally her own where she was the main vocalist and became sought after for wedding receptions.

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At the age of 17, she began performing in some of the biggest cabarets in the city and at 19 started dancing at the Copacabana.

Acting career

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That same year, the director Mustapha Badie gave her a singing part in his first soap opera, La Grande Maison (1973), where she played Fatma. This show was adapted from a novel by Mohamed Dib. She became well-known thanks to this role.

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She appeared in two Algerian films: Leila and the others, by Sid Ali Mazif in 1978, and The Neighbor, by Ghaouti Bendedouche in 2000. She also performed some one-woman shows. In 1999, Nadir Moknèche offered her the role of Meriem in Madame Osmane's Harem which she produced in France. This film was followed by Viva Laldjéri in 2003.

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Between 2002 and 2005, Biyouna had success with a trilogy based on the theme of Ramadan called 'Nass Mlah City.

She appeared in the last film of Nadir Moknèche, Délice Paloma, where she played the main character, a mafiosa named Madame Aldjeria. In 2006 she performed the role of Coryphée in Sophocles' Elektra beside Jane Birkin in an opera directed by Philippe Calvaio. In 2007 she had a small role in the Algerian film Rendez-vous avec le destin.

In 2009, she played La Celestina at the Vingtième Théâtre in Paris. For Ramadan, 2010, Biyouna was one of the stars in a sitcom broadcast on Nessma TV, Nsibti Laaziza.

Musical career

Meanwhile, she was continuing her singing career and in 2001 issued the album Raid Zone, produced with the composer John Bagnolett. After the success of this album and her participation in Jérome Savary's Opéra de Casbah she brought out another album called Blonde dans la casbah. She had been planning this album for some time. Biyouna took her time, carefully choosing a Franco-Algerian repertoire which explored both cultures.

She lives with her husband and four children in a suburb of Algiers.


  • 2001: Raid Zone
  • 2007: Blonde dans la Casbah
  • Singles

  • "Pamela" (2001)
  • "Les yeux noirs" (2002)
  • "In her eyes" (2002)
  • "Tu es ma vie" (2002)
  • "Maoudlik" (2003)
  • "Taali" (2006)
  • "Une Blonde Platine dans la Casbah " (2007)
  • "Demain tu te maries" (2007)
  • "Merci pour tout (c'que j'n'ai pas)" (2007)
  • "El Bareh" (2008)
  • "Tsaabli ouetmili" (2008)
  • References

    Biyouna Wikipedia