Jil Jilala’s icon, Hajja Sakina Safadi, is no more

The Moroccan art scene lost, this Friday, May 20, one of its great figures, Hajja Soukaina Safadi, member of the Jil Jilala group, following an illness.

Considered one of the most memorable figures of the famous popular musical wave of Nass El Ghiwane and Jil Jilala, Hajja Soukaina Safadi left us this Friday following an illness, leaving behind a whole generation that followed her. and loved since her first appearance with the group Jil Jilala in 1972.

With great nostalgia, all Moroccans of the 70s generation remember again and again that Sakina Safadi was the very first. lady to get involved in this movement which, at the dawn of the 1970s, had completely upset the data of Moroccan song. Sakina Safadi was still supported by two other female figures at the time who sang with boys, namely Jalila Megri and Souad Batma.

Born in Bab Jdid, Hajja Sakina Safadi was the wife of the theatrical Kamal Serghini, thanks to whom she was able to take her first steps in the theater until 1972. It was on this precise date that she joined the troupe of Jil Jilala alongside the missing Boujmiâ, Larbi Batma, Mahmoud Saâdi and the survivors Omar Essayed, Allal Baâli, Moulay Tahar Esbahani, Moulay Abdellaziz Tahiri, Mohamed Derhem and Hamid Zoughi.

Hajja Sakina Safadi had all the qualities of a pioneering artist of this wave who, in her time, had completely questioned a Moroccan song that was still struggling to find its feet, especially at a time when women did not always take the lead. , especially in the arts.

The progressive movement of Nass El Ghiwane and Jil Jilala was a musical revolution at the time that was embraced by all Moroccans. In addition, they had appreciated the fact that these theater men trained in the school of Tayeb Seddiki had finally chosen a lady of Sakina Safadi’s caliber to better illustrate the emancipation of Moroccan women and their ability to go the furthest far possible in this completely revolutionary musical genre.

Despite the challenges of the time, Hajja Sakina Safida clung as much as she could to her passion and had become a symbol of Moroccan music. But she ends up giving in and leaving the stage.

In April 1996, she made a brief return to the group Jil Jilala which was in full recomposition, for a last performance. She reappeared a few years later, on June 28, 2003, during the show ” Assahratou Lakoum broadcast on Channel 2. Then no one heard of him again until the announcement of his death.



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