Born in Alexandria, Donia Massoud left for Cairo at the age of 19, alone and independent, to the outrage and chagrin of her family. After a number of experiences on stage, both singing and acting, Massoud began a three-year journey searching for and documenting folk poetry and music. She traveled the length and breadth of the country, from Suez to Upper Egypt, to learn and study the musical repertoires of ordinary people.
here her old cd:
and a new collection of live in Paris :
Bitnadini Tani Lih – Musicians Of The Nile – Musicians Of The Nile