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Born September 13, 1952 (1952-09-13) (age 57)
Origin Belcourt, Algiers, Algeria
Genres Pop, Pop rock, Raï
Occupations Singer, actress, comedian
Instruments vocals
Goblet drum
Years active 1973–present
Labels Warner
Associated acts Fadela Dziria
Website Delice Paloma

Biyouna (Baya Bouzar) is an Algerian singer, dancer, actress born in 1952 in Belcourt, Algiers, Algeria.


Early life

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

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

Acting career

That same year, the director Mustapha Badie and the landmark makes it turn its first soap opera, where she sings the role of Fatma, La Grande Maison (1973), adapted from the novel by Mohamed Dib. The series will make famous.

For the Algerian film, it runs two films: Leila and the other Sis Ali Mazi in 1978,Neighbor Ghaouti Bendedouche in 2000 and has performed in one-woman show . Almost more Algerian, Biyouna is the icon of a city that has never stopped moving despite political violence and the compromises of the various powers which have succeeded. His exuberant character and attitude impede frank indeed in some circles… It could be an eccentric character of Almodóvar, or one of those muses troubling that one crosses in old movies Fassbinder. Equally at home with his friends in Paris with transvestites Algiers whose special affection she is a free woman par excellence that devours the existence of all ends. She is in love with life, it emanates from it a force volcanic enthusiasm skin-deep and a philosophy epicurean. If current flows so well with his audience is that everyone, both men and women, recognizes himself in his songs that are vignettes from everyday life, small soap operas every day. The air of nothing, she slips her favorite themes, freedom, peace, hospitality, common sense. She speaks reports lovers, denounces intolerance, pettiness and stupidity, and does not rate as an opportunity to make fun of those who mingle affairs of others.

In 1999, Nadir Moknèche offered him the role of Meriem in The Harem Madame Osmane she runs in France. This film will be followed by Viva Laldjéri in 2003.


Music career

Meanwhile, Biyouna continues a singing career and released in 2001 an album of songs Raid Zone, directed by the composer John Bagnolett. After the success of the album Raid Zone and her participation in the role of Fellag Casbah Opera to be staged by Jerome Savary, Biyouna released a new album Blonde dans la Casbah. The idea for this album was in the air for a long time. Biyouna took her time, carefully selecting a directory franco-algérien that draws in both cultures. Around it, we must mention Joseph Racaille responsible for the arrangements, Christophe Dupouy regular partner Jean-Louis Murat in charge of mixing, not to mention her two "guardian angels": her agent Olivier Guzman, and her husband who knew Mokhtar ensure grain...

She lives with her husband and four children in the suburbs of Algiers.

Delice Paloma

It plays in the latest film by Nadir Moknèche, Delice Paloma, where she plays an important role (a mafia replying on behalf ofMadame Aldjeria) in 2006 and it preparing to repeat the role of Coryphée in Elektra Sophocles along with Jane Birkin in a staging by Philippe Calvario.




  • "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 " (2006)
  • "Demain tu te maries" (2007)
  • "Merci pour tout (c'que j'n'ai pas)" (2007)
  • "El Bareh" (2008)
  • "Tsaabli ouetmili" (2008)



Year Title Role Notes
1978 Leila et les autres
1979 Le Chat
1999 Le Harem de madame Osmane Meriem
2001 La voisine
2003 Viva Laldjérie Papicha
2004 Beur blanc rouge Mother of Wassila
2005 Rue des figuiers Fatima
2007 Delice Paloma Madame Aldjeria/Zineb Agha
2008 Garçon manqué Nana
2009 Aïcha Biyouna
2010 Il reste du jambon ?  ???


Year Title Role Notes
1973 La Grande Maison Fatma
2003 Grand plongeoir, Le Herself
2003 Nass Mlah City 32 episodes
2004 Nass Mlah City 2 32 episodes
2006 Nass Mlah City 3 55 episodes
2007 La Commune Hanifa Houbeyche first season
2007 On n'est pas couché 1 episode
2009 Nessma TV (Zorroh) Zohra
2010 One person show  ???


Year Title Role Notes
2009 La Celestina Célestine

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