Soumia believes that having been raised as a woman in a Muslim country also gives her a unique role in the music marketplace as far as her story and image, and her hope is that she can inspire other girls and young women from a similar upbringing to hers that becoming a badass musician is possible.
Pursuing an English Linguistics Degree didn’t stop Soumia from becoming the professional session guitarist she is today. She has performed with various acts such as IRFM Batna Orchestra, IWAL, Jatrizz, and Nassim Djezma. In addition to session work, she has recorded and collaborated with several artists from different parts of the world in diverse genres including her previous experimental prog band Synopsie, fellow .strandberg* artist Jose Macario in a modern metal collab, RnB/hip-hop producer Mehdi Lil G, Rai Artist Billel Sghir, the gnawa/fusion band Grooz, and many others. An avid teacher, she also helps young ambitious students reach their full potential.
Having a deep admiration for .strandberg* guitars and their design/sound for so long, Soumia feels so proud to have .strandberg* as her main instrument.