Emel Mathlouthi (Women of the Sun)

The protest composer, guitar player and vocalist Emel Mathlouthi will be at Babylon on Tuesday, 25 October with her uniquely delicate voice!

Emel Mathlouthi uses her music to speak fearlessly and openly about freedom to her audience. In 2012, Mathlouthi gained international recognition with “Kelmti Horra” (My Word is Free), which became an anthem for the Arab Spring protests. Her tunes crossed Tunisian borders to receive international acclaim. Although she grew up listening to classical music and jazz, she also became a fan of Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez, which set up the multicultural stage for her intensely passionate sound. The lyrics she wrote in Arabic promoted human rights not only in Tunisia, but all over the world, embracing freedom and peace. Mathlouthi embarked on her world tour with her album entitled “Ensen,” which she recorded in Studio Cite des Arts. The artist, who also attended the French music fest “Fete de la Musique,” has been a beacon of hope for everyone with songs that create light out of pain and suffering. Mathlouthi will take the stage on Tuesday, 25 October to perform her heart wrenching songs that fuse traditional beats with electronic and trip hop.

Event Program

20:30 Doors Open
21:30 Emel Mathlouthi