Souad Massi (سعاد ماسي), born August 23, 1972, is an Algerian singer, 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 Algerian Arabic, French, and occasionally English and Kabyle (Berber language), often employing multiple languages in the same song.

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

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 The Definitive Collection سعاد ماسي 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Acoustic: The Best of Souad Massi سعاد ماسي 1

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