Oumniya (my wish) marks the great comeback of Souad Massi, the Algerian chabi-folk icon. This sixth album is decidedly modern, with themes anchored in current events. Algeria, politics, love, freedom and emancipation are all topics that feed this sensitive artist. Massi makes folk music, but she does so with an Algerian mandole, the main instrument of chabi and Kabyle music. A light, melodic folk, balanced with pop, as found in Oumniya, Massi's newest album since Raoui (2001).
This is a new, unopened CD in its original packaging.