Algerian singer Suad Masi will perform Saturday evening a concert at Union Chapel Auditorium east north of London in which she will sing the first song of her album al Rawi (The Narrator). The song was written and tuned by her and inspired from her own dairy which she maintained throughout her study of engineering in Algeria, according to the daily al Sharq al Awsat.
Suad Masi (28) writes and composes her songs as she is usually seen on the stage carrying her own harp which she plays very well.
International media hailed the uniqueness and beauty of Masi’s voice and compared her with the American singing stars Tressy Chapman and Jane Pize. The Financial Times compared her voice with that of Chapman while the Guardian said that she is one of the world’s best artists describing her as beautiful, intelligent and deserves to be a world star. The Observer described her as a distinctive singer.
Many Algerian artists attempted to secure international status after the king of Rai, Cheb Khaled, paved the way for them and for other Arab artists. The Algerian Cheb Mami, Edir and Fudhail followed Khaled in his footsteps. But the Arab female artists who managed to make jumps in the world of music are very few including Masi who managed since her arrival in France in 1999 to refresh the Algerian artistic heritage. This heritage is currently circulating from Europe in the west to China and Japan in the east and the two Americas in the north through the Rai song with a new music and cadence based on the Flamenco music heritage -- Albawab.com