Tunisian vocalist Emel Mathlouthi has a new video titled ‘Ma Lkit’ directed by Sami Battikh, from her new album titled Kelmti Horra.
Mathlouthi is an inspired singer and poet and a highly creative composer. Kelmit Horra is influenced by the great divas of the Maghreb, but it has also inherited the legacy of the protest singers of the 1960s. Emel Mathlouthi’s sources and influences include Bob Dylan, Cheikh Imam and sounds of our time. She vests her protest songs in the rock and electronic sound of immediacy.
Emel Mathlouthi is one of the figureheads of the “Arab Spring.” She also has immense stage presence and a voice that spells revolution and freedom.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.