02 Souad Massi: L'Algerie Dans Un Sourire
|Five years ago, artists from all over Algeria
came together in Paris to sing against
fundamentalism. A beautiful singer-songwriter
from Algiers, Souad Massi, made her dazzling
debut and her original repertoire and powerful
on-stage charisma brought the house down.
The buzz reached the ears of a major record label’s artistic director, who rushed to sign up the young unknown and Souad went on to sign a contract for her fi rst album RAOUI (Storyteller), which put her on the musical map.
Rooted in the tormented past of Algeria and Souad’s early Western infl uences her debut album confi rmed her as an artist capable of fusing everything from chaâbi to American folk, while mixing electric and acoustic instruments with her angelic vocals.
Armed with folk inspiration and a guitar, this talented young singer-songwriter has made an impact on the international music scene with her own distinctive sound.
Wrasse Records / Bureau Export