Thekra Mohammed Abdullah ed Dali, better known as Thekra was a Tunisian singer. The word "Thekra" is Arabic for a memory or memorial.Thekra started performing at school. In 1980, she performed on the TV show "Fan Wa Mawahib", after which she joined the show's chorus. In 1983, her first recording was made, of a song composed by Abdul Hameed Khareef. In the same year, she performed at the Carthage festival. Later she joined the vocal group section of the Tunisian Radio and TV Establishment's national band. There, she met Abdul Rahman Al Ayyadi, who composed many of her later songs. Thekra became known for her powerful voice and her ability to perform many kinds of Arabic music genres, including Qasa'ed, Muwashshah and Taarab songs.