Suad Massi

Saturday, Nov. 24th
8:30 PM

Often cited as one of North Africa’s greatest female singer, Souad Massi is back on tour in a new program alongside two stage companions and friends, the percussionist Rabah Khalfa and the guitarist Medhi Dalil.

Souad Massi’s reputation is forged on a solo career that now stretches back some 15 years. It is one that is driven by a fierce, politically-inspired determination and upholds the values of freedom in its constant fight against injustice. Her songs are imbued with love, bravery and protest against the intolerance in today’s world.

In this new concert, Souad Massi will sing titles from her sixth studio album El Mutakallimûn (Masters of the Word), created as a response to threats, and in which she brings back to life a set of Arabic poems that date back to the sixth century. Through the eloquent beauty of her voice, she has sought to remind the world of the creativity and acceptance that was prevalent in previous Muslim generations.

She will also present a selection of some of the greatest songs from her back catalogue such as ‘Yemma’ (Mummy I lie to You), Deb, Amessa (A day will come), ‘Hayati’ (My life)...

The musical connection between Souad Massi and her musicians is nothing short of telepathic. Complemented by a deep love and respect for each other, it is with evident happiness that these three appear on stage once again.