After years of success on both sides of the Mediterranean, the Algerian singer Soolking was on tour in Canada and the United States to conquer a new audience. A tour during which the Algerian star was a hit.
Scheduled for several months, but postponed due to the health crisis, the North American tour of the Algerian rapper Soolking finally took place in May. A tour that took him from Montreal to Washington via Chicago and New York. On May 13, Soolking had the privilege of performing in the mythical hall of theApollo Theater from New York.
The Algerian singer himself did not believe it. “I never thought that one day in my life I was going to come and sing here. There, I’m here, and frankly, I like it, “said Soolking in an interview with AFP after his concert in the legendary hall of Harlem, which had hosted legends of American music. such as Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and James Brown.
Soolking discovering his audience in the United States
“It’s a mythical hall like us in Paris, the Olympia. There have been many legendary artists who have performed there. So it’s an honor for me and it’s cool. I’m happy,” added the man who shares his life between France and Algeria. The Soolking concert in New York was a real success. Hundreds of spectators, especially those of the Algerian diaspora in the USAcame to listen to the one who presents himself as the “borderless” artist.
For fans of Soolking in the United States, especially those from the Algerian diaspora, this concert in New York was the event not to be missed. “It’s just great to see someone from our country having their name highlighted in New York. It’s incredible, he represents Algeria, ”says AFP Sarah H., 26, who came with three cousins to attend the Soolking concert. “He’s such an icon in our country. It’s heart-warming,” rejoices 18-year-old Dilia.
U.S. Embassy in Algeria Congratulates Soolking on Successful Tour
The United States Embassy in Algeria also wished to congratulate the Algerian singer following the success of his tour, which took him to 5 major American cities. In a message posted on May 15, 2022 on its Facebook page, the US Embassy saluted Soolking’s performance while posting a series of photos from his last concert in Washington. On one of the photos, we see the wife of the former US ambassador to Algeria in the middle of the spectators, with the Algerian flag.
Soolking, whose song “Liberté”, was one of the anthems of the Algerian demonstrators during the Hirak, is above all a universal singer. “It doesn’t matter which country I’m listening to,” says the artist with multiple inspirations, between hip-hop, raï and Latin music. Soolking, whose real name is Abderraouf Derradji, says that he first wants to “go find the human”, since “music above all is feeling”, he explains.
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Algerian singer Soolking is a hit in the United States
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