Emel Mathlouthi

Emel Mathlouthi
Emel Mathlouthi
Emel Mathlouthi
  • country:Tunisia
  • style(s):World
  • label:Partisan Records
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist posted by:Azimuth Productions

Line up

  • Emel Mathlouthi (vocal)
  • Maya Postepski (keyboards & percussions)
  • Pier Salami (keyboards)
  • Shawn Crowder (drums)


Her song “Kelmti Horra” (“My Word Is Free”) became an anthem of the Arab Spring. Tunisian prominent singer/songwriter Emel is back in the spotlight with a new album entitled Ensen (« Human ») produced by the singer, Valgeir Sigurdsson (Sigur Ros etc.) and Amine Metani (Arabstazy), released on Partisan Records in early 2017. Combining organic and electronic sounds, building bridges between Oum Kalthoum and Björk or the XX, Ensen is a dark and powerful album and makes Emel a leading voice of the arab Avant-Garde.