Souad Massi (سعاد ماسي), born August 23, 1972, is an Algerian singer of Berber descent, songwriter and guitarist. She began her career performing in the Kabyle political rock band Atakor, before leaving the country following a series of death threats. In 1999, Massi performed at the Femmes d'Algerie concert in Paris, which led to a recording contract with Island Records.

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 Classical Arabic, Algerian Arabic, French, occasionally in English, and in the Berber language, Kabyle, often employing more than one language in the same song.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Raoui Souad Massi 4
2003 Deb Souad Massi 5
2005 Mesk elil Souad Massi 5
2010 Ô Houria Souad Massi 2
2015 El mutakallimûn Souad Massi 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 The Definitive Collection Souad Massi 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Live acoustique 2007 / Acoustic: The Best of Souad Massi Souad Massi 2

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