Kelmti Horra

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Emel Mathlouthi
original title: Emel Mathlouthi : Kelmti Horra

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  • ‘This album tells the story of my Tunisia, the story of the dark years as seen through my eyes:— through my experience as a student, a young rebel and dissenter, through my years of artistic and ideological struggle, and through my immigrant tears, my suffering and my love of freedom. I dedicate this album to all those who gave their lives so that one day Tunisia might be free. The road is long but every day...a new sun rises and new hopes emerge...and we are these hopes.’
    Emel Mathlouthi

    Born in Tunis, Emel is a songwriter, composer, guitarist, and singer who is bringing an amazing brand new sound to Tunisian music. Endowed with an outstanding voice, she evokes Joan Baez, Sister Marie Keyrouz and the Lebanese diva Fairouz, her captivating style is lyrical, with powerful rock, oriental and trip hop influences (she’s collaborated with Adrian Thaws AKA Tricky).

    Emel began her artistic career at the age of 8 on stage at the small amphitheater in the Ibn Sina suburb of Tunis where she lived until the age of 25. She moved to France to pursue her career as a singer. The song “Kelmti Horra”, (my word is free) was taken up by the Arab Spring revolutionaries and sung on the streets of Tunis.

    Emel introduces the album to the UK at Rich Mix, London, on Weds 7th March (c/o Dash Arts and Kazum!)
  • Emel Mathlouthi

    File under: World/Tunisia
  • 1 CD - 0h 56mn 22s
    upc/ean. 3149026006928
    ref. 479065
    release date. 2012-02-20