Karima has performed on festivals and stages all over the world both as a singer and a dancer and she won numerous prizes including the Grand Prize of best actress at the 16th International Festival of Experimental Theatre in Cairo for the performance “On the table listening to Wagner” by Mohamed Shafik.
Since she left Cairo in 2007 Karima has worked mostly in Europe with different dance-productions as well as recording her long-awaited solo-album which has been produced in Sweden.
Karima writes all her lyrics herself and she sings in algerian, classical arabic and french. The title of her debut, Quoi d’autre? – What else? – is the ending line Karima has chosen for these thirteen songs – different characters who each tells us a story. They are memories, nor laughters nor tears but hidden things, real, seen and lived…
Quoi d’autre was released on ajabu! records in spring 2012 worldwide and have been awarded Album of the year at the Swedish folk & worldmusic award gala 2012, been nominated for the Swedish Manifest award 2012 and reached high positions at European world music chart. In August 2013 Karima performed at the Polar music prize ceremony in Stockholm for the winner Yossou N Dour.