Souad Massi scheduled to sweep into Morocco's Mawazine festival next May
Souad Massi will soon be taking the stage at the 13th Mawazine Festival in Morocco (Image: Facebook).
Souad Massi, who participates in the festival for the second time after 2011, will try to captivate the audience with her soft voice on June 5th at the Mohammed V theatre, which will include a “prestigious and surprising programme” featuring international celebrities, said the Morocco Cultures Association in a communiqué.
“Compared to Tracy Chapman or Joan Baez, the young woman is a unique artist, a reference to the folk repertoire whose oriental influences have resulted in a unique music, a mix of chaabi, rock and Arab-Andalusian melodies,” added the statement.
Souad massi, whose lyrics, written in Arabic or French, deals with a wide range of topics, including Algeria, love and hope, will be accompanied at mawazine Festival by Gipsy Kings soloist Eric Fernandez, in a show entitled “Cordoba’s Choirs.”