Souad Massi at Islington Assembly Hall

Souad Massi Concert: After a sold-out concert at the Barbican, Souad Massi is back in London for a very special night. Raised in Algeria pre-civil war, playing guitar in jeans and trainers, Massi was always going to get noticed: first for fronting a political rock band and later for performing solo in Paris after fleeing death threats. Here she will present material from her album 'Al-Mutakallimun' - meaning 'Masters of the Word' - where she mixes Arabic instruments such as the oud with rock and folk influences, alongside Portuguese fado and African soul. Her melodic songs are universally appealing, covering topics from love to politics; and, in this album, Massi has fully immersed herself in Arabic poetry and used some of the most significant pieces from across the Millennium as the lyrics for her most beautiful collection of songs. Presented by MARSM, the concert takes place on 10 September, 2016 at the Islington Assembly Hall, London N1 2UD.