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O Houria [Import]

Souad Massi Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Samira Meskina 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. All Remains To Be Done 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Kin Kohun Alik Ebaida 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. ‘ Houria (Liberty) 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Nacera 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. A Letter To. Si H'med 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Everything I Love 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Khabar Kana 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Enta Ouzahrek 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Stop Pissing Me Off 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. A Smile 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Let Me Be In Peace (feat. Paul Weller) 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 8, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Wrasse Import
  • ASIN: B0042X8MR4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #370,143 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Souad Doesn't Disappoint with ‘ Houria (Liberty) November 29, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I'm happy to report that with ‘ Houria Souad has released another great recording. For the uninitiated, among Souad's special qualities is her earnestness, soulfulness, earthiness, and great music sensibility. Though I don't understand Arabic or French, two languages she consistently sings in, the greatness of her music transcends language, as it does for other great singers like Piaf, Amalia, Vusi, and Yossou. Souad's music is also very refreshing because of the instruments used and the sense that the topics of her songs are not trivial. The title song shows Souad's intimate, earnest side, with her voice in the forefront. She has an amazing, honestly emotive voice that can be low and soar high. Other songs along these lines are "Samira Meskina" (beautiful), "Nacera," "Un Sourire," and "Aalache Ya Denya." It was fun to listen to two Country flavored (wow - and why not!) songs, "Une Lettre A...Si H'Med" and "Enta Ouzahrek." There's fun, jazzy "Stop Pissing Me Off," that reminds me of Paolo Conte. And there's "Kin Koun Alik Ebaida" that has a bit of a rap flavor to it. One of my favorites is "Tout Ce Que J'Aime," - it's very catchy, and it's easy enough to fall into singing the chorus - something that's also true of some of the other songs, such as "Samira Meskina," and "Kin Koun Alik Ebaida." There's some English thrown in a few songs which fits perfectly. There are also two nice duets. Another fine album from a wonderful, talented, original, world-class artist.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Living folk tradition December 14, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Massi's recent album flies, through her flawless and true mastery of her genre, which is obscure in the United States but universal in its musical appeal. Her work is vibrant in the living folk tradition reflecting her personal and political narratives, reflecting those of people throughout history. So what if I can't understand the lyrics? The power of her work is irresistible.
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I really enjoyed Souad Massi's earlier albums Deb ("Heartbroken") and Mesk Elil ("Honeysuckle") which featured Arabian instruments and styles and a sense of personal longing and heartbreak at the political repression and rigidity in her native Algeria where her westernized music lead to death threats an her decision to flee to France.

This album seems to be more westernized and pop styled to appeal to a wider audience. As a result I ound it much less unique and interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars O Houria (Liberty) Has 12 Excellent Songs June 29, 2013
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I recommend this CD. You will enjoy all the songs from one of my favorite singers and the backing instruments as well. Enjoy.
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