Sat 29.05.2021 19.00 - 20.15

Emel (TN)

Sello Hall - Soittoniekanaukio 1 A

Sat 29 May 2021 at 19:00

Tickets purchased for 17.9.2020 can be used for this date as such. 

Tunisian-born, later New York and Europe -based experimental singer Emel Mathlouthi is a true artist.

Her work was banned in her home country from 2008 to 2011, when she first rose to worldwide fame with her protest song Kelmti Horra (“My Word is Free”), which became an anthem for the Tunisian revolution.

Mathlouthi’s music is a striking commentary on today’s society and her voice beyond impressive. At the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize concert, her performance received thunderous applause.

On her third full-length album, Everywhere We Looked Was Burning [Partisan Records], she chose to sing most of the songs in English. The record aligns nature and music: Mathlouthi spent hours recording the woods, wind, water, and fire. In the studio, she matched this earthly choir with homemade synths, keys and percussions. With a general framework in place, she joined producers Steve Moore [Zombi] and Ryan Seaton in the Catskill Mountains to record. Chris Tabron (Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, The Strokes) and Marta Salogni (Björk, M.I.A., Liars) were brought in to mix.

Emel’s fourth album, The Tunis Diaries was born when she spent the Covid-19-imposed lockdown in Tunis, which saw her reconnect with her past and birth her new, double album.

Emel Mathlouthi has performed in over 40 countries and at some of the most prominent music festivals across the globe.

-"The 21st Century's Catalyst for Change" (NPR)

Duration 1 h 15 min

Tickets €27,50/20 + service fee (from €1), lippu.fi
€30 door

Artist’s webpage:

www.emelmathlouthi.com
https://www.facebook.com/E.Mathlouthi/

Venue
Sello Hall