2012/06/30

Millennium Stage: Souad Massi


Date: June 30, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Place: Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center (directions)
Tickets: Free and open to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis

The Algerian singer, songwriter, and guitarist Souad Massi blends musical styles such as rock, country, and Portuguese fado, often employing acoustic guitar and multiple languages in the same song.

Massi made her singing d├ębut in Paris on January 10th, 1999. The audience, dazzled by the brilliant apparition before them, was stunned. People scrambled to describe what they had witnessed, many resorting to futile attempts at pigeonholing the Algerian nightingale. Some likened her to the divas of folk-rock, Tracey Chapman, Joni Mitchell, and others. For a world music artist with this kind of uniqueness, however, such comparisons never quite do the trick.

Video: Millennium Stage

Sponsors: Presented in cooperation with Embassy of Algeria, Ambassador Abdallah Baali, and US-Algeria Business Council.

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