Emel Mathlouthi's songs Ya Tounes Ya Meskina ("Poor Tunisia") and Kelmti Horra ("My Word is Free") did more than most. Becoming protest anthems during the Tunisian revolution, Mathlouthi's music became more important and relevant than she ever imagined.
Her debut album was full of striking, potent songwriting, with Pitchfork saying that "the world needs Emel Mathlouthi’s anthems against the dictatorship machine".
Following it up later this year with new LP Ensen ("Human"), Mathlouthi could yet soundtrack a whole new generation of dissent in the most beautiful, powerful way.
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