Sahrawi singer-songwriter Aziza Brahim’s new album Mawja (Wave) is fashioned from a simple but powerful foundation: Saharan and Iberian percussion mixed with stately guitars and warm, enveloping bass. Co-produced by Brahim, the album is confidently eclectic. It navigates the textures of her life: the Sahara, Cuba and Spain. It even includes a drum part inspired by the Clash. Her voice is a wellspring of deep and resonant emotions.The yearning for homeland. The struggle for freedom.