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Art Alert: Souad Massi to perform on Egypt’s North Coast

Massi has garnered a wide fan base in Egypt since her first performance in Cairo in 2007

Ahram Online , Sunday 6 Aug 2017
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Souad Massi at The Marquee (Photo: Rawan Ezzat)
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Algerian songstress Souad Massi will perform in Egypt 11 August at the RMC Theatre on the North Coast.

Since her first shows in Cairo in 2007, which garnered rave reviews, Massi has been very popular in Egypt, with her soulful and unique vocals, poetic lyrics and swaying rhythms ranging from simple to rich melodies.

Massi especially recalls her second time performing in Egypt, at the Citadel, in 2007.

“There were more than 9,000 people in the audience. It was huge for me, and really wonderful, as I didn’t expect that volume of audience. They were singing along, and I discovered how they love the songs,” she said in an interview with Ahram Online last year.

Based in Paris, the Algerian siren remains faithful to her language and Arab roots, yet merges influences from other cultures and genres like Spanish flamenco, African instruments, American folk rock.

Her first album, Raoui, released in 2001 and widely popular, features many of her iconic songs such as Gher Enta and Matebkiche. Massi’s latest studio album was produced in 2010, titled Ô Houria.

Programme:
Friday, 11 August, at 10pm
RMC Theatre, KM 120 Sahel Road inside Sea Hub, El-Alamein Road

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