Souad Massi (New date: 26.04.2023)

Souad Massi copyright Yann Orhan
Cosmopolite Scene
Wednesday 8. March 2023
The doors open at 19:00
Concert starts at 20:00
Ticket price
300/250,- +avg
Age limit
18 years with valid ID
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Souad Massi (New date: 26.04.2023)

Concert with Souad Massi has been postponed until April!


Dear audience,

Because of the national general strike in France, the concert with Souad Massi will be postponed. Luckily, you will not have to wait for too long – new concert date is set to Wednesday April 26th 2023. All purchased tickets will be valid for the new concert date.

While you wait, we warmly recommend the best of desert blues with another Algerian band on Saturday March 11th: Tamikrest (read more here).

For the ones who are not able to attend the concert with Souad Massi on the new date, we offer refund through Ticketmaster.

If you wish to request a refund, here is how to do it:

· Log in to My Account

· Select the order you wish to refund

· Click on "Do you need help with this order?" and follow further instructions for reimbursement.

If you have purchased tickets at a local ticket office or via another outlet, this location must be contacted for a refund of tickets.

If you have paid with a gift card, you can attach the account number to which you want the amount to be transferred.


Deadline for request a refund: 14.03.2023


The international women’s day on the 8th of March is celebrated at Cosmopolite with Souad Massi on stage, the artist who carries the strength of Algerian woman in her voice.

In 2002 she was knighted in “The order of Arts and Letters”. In 2005 she became ambassador for FNS microcredit-program to help women in Africa. Singing her lyrics that speak against tyranny and advocates tolerance and altruism, a concert with Massi is an ideal message on the day of international solidarity for women all over the world.

Her newest album Sequana, came out in 2022, and is celebrated by international reviewers. The Guardian writes “An outstanding return to form” and calls Massi a “poetic singer-songwriter…her charm has never vanished”.

With a great pride taken in her Berber roots, Massi sings chaabi – folkmusic from Northern-Africa, and is inspired by both folk, country, rock, calypso and bossa nova, on her new album Sequana. The lyrics for «Dessine Moi Un Pays» (Draw Me a Country) are written in empathy for Afghans fleeing the Taliban, by someone who knows very well what a life in exile feels like.

“Draw me a land, its borders will be paradise. Without unjust rulers and without war,” she sings in Berber over a delicate acoustic guitar. “A paradise on earth, full of flowers and happy children.”


Line up: 

Souad Massi - lead vocal + guitar

Maamoune Dehane - drums + Percussions

Malik Kerrouche -  guitars 

Mokrane Adlani - violin + banjo 

This concert is supported by Institut Francaise