Emel Mathlouthi: Kelmti Horra
Label: World Village
Zied Zouari, violin; Séverine Morfin, viola; Valentin Ceccaldi, cello; Emel Mathlouthi, guitar; Imed Alibi, djembe, shakers; Vanesa Garcia, bombo; Jonathan Giovanelli, balafon; Sana Sassi, choir; Jelila Bouraoui, choir; Christine audat, choir; Amine Methani, choir; Ahmed Nouisser, choir; Emel Mathlouthi, choir
Houdou'on (Calm) / Ma lkit (Not found) / Dhalem (Tyrant) / Stranger / Ya Tounes Ya Meskina (Poor Tunisia) / Ethnia Twila (The road is long) / Kelmti Horra (My word is free) / Dfina (Burrial) / Hinama (When) / Yezzi (Enough)
Tunisian Emel Mathlouthi, inspired singer and poet and a highly creative composer, stands directly in line from the great divas of the Maghreb, but has also inherited the legacy of the protest singers of the 60s. With sources and influences ranging from Dylan to Cheikh Imam and sounds of our time, she vests her protest songs in the rock and electronic sound of immediacy. One of the figureheads of the "Arab Spring", she also has immense stage presence and a voice that spells revolution and freedom. This album and her unforgettable songs will place her firmly on the international pop scene.