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Samira Brahmia and Emel Mathlouthi delight audiences in Timitar 

Written by FDM

For the second evening of its programming at the Théâtre de Verdure, the Timitar Festival, Signes et Culture has chosen to highlight two Maghreb singers who are also activists: Samira Brahmia and Emel Mathlouthi.

Memorable evening put the audience’s breath on hold to live in tune with two magical voices from Algeria and Tunisia. First, there was Samira Brahmia who let out her boundless energy and dynamism into the stage. For an hour, the artist offered a glimpse of a rich repertoire that mixes pop rock, chaabi, and mastered instruments. With her guitar, the artist connects the melodies and songs to which her voice ensures an exceptional reach.

The second artist to delight the audience during this evening of Thursday, July 5 is none other than the beautiful Emel Mathlouthi. The Tunisian singer with her pure and crystalline voice offered a subjugated audience a repertoire of psychedelic rock, electronics and Arabic songs. A pure moment of grace hailed by a standing ovation. At the end of her singing tour where the emotion was substantial, the audience asked for the song “Kelmiti hourra” ( my speech is free),  the song that became the official anthem of the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.