|Biographical detail : ||An Algerian singer-songwriter whose melancholy but powerful songs tell stories of war, pain and exile.
Massi’s first album Raoui (Storyteller) has been a critical and commercial success in France, some tracks are in Arabic and others in French, and has won her admirers across Europe who responded to her melancholy, defiant songs and narrative acoustic guitar. Her new album, Deb (Heartbroken) continues in the same vein as Raoui, moving poetic love songs and highly enjoyable rhythms as well as more musical styles and orchestration. She protests the people in power who are evil – and war, poverty and injustice.
Souad Massi who is based in Paris, since 1999, is now better known in France than in her homeland.