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SOUAD MASSI Think of me

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Published on Jun 25, 2012

Each of us has a story to his heart...




Souad Massi, the Algerian singer-songwriter, gives a beautifully free performance for TV channel France Inter.
You can check out her discography here: http://www.wrasserecords.com/Souad_Ma...


Massi's music, which prominently features the acoustic guitar, displays Western musical style influences such as rock, country or the Portuguese fado but sometimes incorporates oriental musical influences and oriental instruments like the oud as well as African musical stylings. Massi sings in Algerian Arabic, French, and occasionally English and Kabyle (Berber language), often employing multiple languages in the same song.
Massi was born in Algiers, Algeria to a poor family of seven children. Encouraged by her older brother, she began studying music at a young age, singing and playing guitar. Growing up, she immersed herself in American country and roots music musical styles that would later strongly influence her songwriting. At the age of seventeen, she joined a flamenco band, but quickly grew bored with the group and left.
In the early 1990s, Massi joined the Algerian political rock band Atakor, who were influenced by Western rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and U2. She recorded and performed with the group for seven years, releasing a successful album and two popular music videos.
The band, however, with its political lyrics and growing popularity became a target.
Massi disguised herself by cutting her hair and dressing in male clothing, but she nevertheless became the target of a series of death threats.
In 1999, she left the band and moved to Paris.

2001: Raoui
2003: Deb
2005: Mesk Elil
2007: Live acoustique
2010: Ô Houria

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