Algerian singer Souad Massi releases the album ‘Sequana’ – Music – Arts & Culture

“My new album ‘Sequana’ is finally available everywhere! I’m so happy to show you this! A big thank you to all those who participated directly or indirectly in the birth of this project, and to you for your listening and your support,” said Massi on his Facebook page.

Produced by Justin Adams, the 11-song album ‘Sequana’ covers various eastern and western genres such as folk, country, rock, calypso, bossa – as well as sounds from the Middle East and the Algerian desert.

Massi, 50, wrote nine songs on the album that revolve around human relationships and passing time.

“Sequana” caught the attention of Massi’s fans and critics worldwide.

Massi performed his first concert in Saudi Arabia on Friday at the AlUla Old Town Amphitheater as part of the ongoing AlUla Moments festival.

Massi, who is popular in Egypt, is known for her combination of North African folk with a myriad of influences, from flamenco to rock.

Her albums have received international acclaim and she has millions of fans in the Arab world and abroad.

The Paris-based artist, who has performed in Cairo and Alexandria a few times, was featured by Egyptian indie rock band Cairokee in “Agmal Ma Andy” in 2019.

Massi stays true to his Arabic language and roots, while fusing influences from other cultures and genres like Spanish flamenco, African instruments and American folk rock.

Famous for his unique and moving voice, poetic lyrics and driving rhythms ranging from simple to rich melodies, Massi launched his career more than two decades ago with his debut album Raoui (2001), containing some of his most famous songs. known, such as Gher Enta and Matebkiche.

Massi will perform ‘Sequana’ in several concerts in the coming weeks; on October 18 at the Forum Theater Boulevard de la Liberation in France and on October 29 at the Barbican in London, among other performances.

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