In Situ: Emel Mathlouthi

Oct 12, 2015 • 7pm

Firebrand Tunisian composer and singer-songwriter Emel Mathlouthi is one of the great voices of the Arab world. She gained widespread attention when her song “Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free)” became an anthem of the Arab Spring revolutionaries. Her intricate sound moves between rock and electronica, with strong Arabic and North African connections alongside Western influences ranging from Joan Baez to Björk.


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