Masha The Rich Man is the project of Berlin-based Jewish artist Maria »Mascha« Raykhman. The sound, shaped by Raykhman’s Eastern European socialisation, embraces Yiddish influences and sometimes flirts with the traditional, sometimes with the mainstream. Through her melancholic folk-pop, the artist creates a timeless parallel world that welcomes listeners into a state of loneliness. Masha’s lyrics are about world-weariness, dreams, formative memories and at the same time mark the beginning of her self-healing. Thematic references to mental health, gender diversity and female empowerment span the arc from intimate narratives to current social discourse.
In 2021, Masha The Rich Man is receiving a grant of 4,000 euros to produce an EP and shoot a music video.