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deb (heart broken)
"With a beautiful voice and a large palette of influences to draw from, Souad Massi is one of the most interesting new singers to come from North Africa. Influenced equally by shaabi music, French chanson, flamenco, 60's American folk and a variety of African traditional music, this Algerian guitarist and chanteuse makes music that is at once exotic and familiar. The music on Deb (heart broken), for love gone wrong, for lost innocence and for the plight of her home country. Yet, not unlike the music of the Cape Verde singer Cesaria Evora, the sun still shines and celebration is still possible. In nearly every song on this wonderfully arranged and beautifully sung CD, evil does battle with good. Evil seems to win every time, but the music stands as testament to a hope and spirit that cannot be dimmed, let alone vanquished."