Emel Mathlouthi – Ensen Daif

Emel Mathlouthi Ensef Dhaif

Born in Tunis, the amazing songwriter, composer, guitarist and singer Emel Mathlouthi brings modernity and new perspectives to Tunisian music. When we hear her last track “Ensen Daif”, this is impossible not to think of Lykke Li or Woodkid who would have grown up somewhere in the Orient. The track is particularly captivating and emotional and mixes lyrical, oriental drums and folk-pop elements.

“Ensen Daif” is also politically charged and sounds like a mini revolution on its own. It forms part of a movement trying to improve the women conditions in some Arabic countries such as Iran where women singers are still not allowed to group together, as you can read it on Pitchfork where it was recently highlighted. A sort of musical and feminist Arab Spring.

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