Emel Mathlouthi tours the US in September! Check out her schedule: 9/12 - Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit, MI9/13 - Madison World Music Fest: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI9/14-15 - World Music Festival Chicago - Chicago, IL9/17 - The Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN9/19 - Lotus World Music & Arts Festival - Bloomington, INGet Kelmti Horra on iTunes: http://ow.ly/A8eBW Amazon:http://ow.ly/A8eDz

Emel Mathlouthi tours the US in September! Check out her schedule: 

9/12 - Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit, MI
9/13 - Madison World Music Fest: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI
9/14-15 - World Music Festival Chicago - Chicago, IL
9/17 - The Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN
9/19 - Lotus World Music & Arts Festival - Bloomington, IN

Get Kelmti Horra on iTunes: http://ow.ly/A8eBW Amazon:http://ow.ly/A8eDz

Emel Mathlouthi plays the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival in Bloomington, IN coming up on September 20! Tickets are available now: http://ow.ly/zWOFP

Emel Mathlouthi plays the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival in Bloomington, IN coming up on September 20! Tickets are available now: http://ow.ly/zWOFP

Lili Boniche’s Trésors de la musique judéo-arabe is out today! Get it on Amazon: http://ow.ly/xQq8v The album includes 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks!
Praise for 2013’s Anthologie:
"incredible dexterity and creativity…He’s a fantastic singer." - PRI’s The World
"You hear wonderful Arabic modes, great guitar playing, and a powerful Imam-Cantor style voice…The songs drip with feeling." - KCRW Rhythm Planet

Lili Boniche’s Trésors de la musique judéo-arabe is out today! Get it on Amazon: http://ow.ly/xQq8v The album includes 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks!

Praise for 2013’s Anthologie:

"incredible dexterity and creativity…He’s a fantastic singer." - PRI’s The World

"You hear wonderful Arabic modes, great guitar playing, and a powerful Imam-Cantor style voice…The songs drip with feeling." - KCRW Rhythm Planet

Coming on June 10 is Trésors de la musique judéo-arabe by Algerian crooner Lili Boniche! With the added bonus of three previously unreleased tracks, this album is one of the cornerstones of modern Arab-Andalusian music. Music infused with the heady aromas of the spice markets and the scents of the Mediterranean, here the rumba of Algiers, there the festive chaabi. The album is an absolute must-have for all lovers of these joyful songs, which remain both timeless and strikingly modern. 
Pre-order it on iTunes: http://ow.ly/x1gQL or Amazon: http://ow.ly/x1hjJ 
Praise for Anthologie (2013): "[Boniche has] this incredible dexterity and creativity…He’s a fantastic singer." - PRI The World "You hear wonderful Arabic modes, great guitar playing, and a powerful Imam-Cantor style voice…The songs drip with feeling." -KCRW Rhythm Planet

Coming on June 10 is Trésors de la musique judéo-arabe by Algerian crooner Lili Boniche! With the added bonus of three previously unreleased tracks, this album is one of the cornerstones of modern Arab-Andalusian music. Music infused with the heady aromas of the spice markets and the scents of the Mediterranean, here the rumba of Algiers, there the festive chaabi. The album is an absolute must-have for all lovers of these joyful songs, which remain both timeless and strikingly modern.

Pre-order it on iTunes: http://ow.ly/x1gQL or Amazon: http://ow.ly/x1hjJ 

Praise for Anthologie (2013):

"[Boniche has] this incredible dexterity and creativity…He’s a fantastic singer."
- PRI The World

"You hear wonderful Arabic modes, great guitar playing, and a powerful Imam-Cantor style voice…The songs drip with feeling."
-KCRW Rhythm Planet

Coming in June, World Village releases the late Algerian singer Lili Boniche’s classic album Trésors de la musique judéo-arabe with 3 previously unreleased tracks! http://ow.ly/wOvpt

Coming in June, World Village releases the late Algerian singer Lili Boniche’s classic album Trésors de la musique judéo-arabe with 3 previously unreleased tracks! http://ow.ly/wOvpt

Adnan Joubran LA DANSE DE LA VEUVE [Live] (by Adnan Joubran)

From his new album Borders Behind - iTunes: http://ow.ly/w3vLP Amazon: http://ow.ly/w3vJd 

"He is a ferociously gifted oud player" - Songlines

Adnan Joubran “is a ferociously gifted oud player in his own right…the relaxed mood owes much to the small band of collaborators who join him here; most notably cellist Valentin Moussou, who brings a wistful elegance to the original compositions…What this recording doesn’t have is the rigour and obsessive attention to detail that characterise Le Trio Joubran’s CDs. However…this is part of Behind Borders charm.” - 4 STARS, Songlines Magazine

Adnan Joubran “is a ferociously gifted oud player in his own right…the relaxed mood owes much to the small band of collaborators who join him here; most notably cellist Valentin Moussou, who brings a wistful elegance to the original compositions…What this recording doesn’t have is the rigour and obsessive attention to detail that characterise Le Trio Joubran’s CDs. However…this is part of Behind Borders charm.” - 4 STARS, Songlines Magazine

Adnan Joubran BORDERS BEHIND Trailer (by Adnan Joubran)

Pre-order it on iTunes: http://ow.ly/vlWVT or Amazon: http://ow.ly/vlX7j

Out next Tuesday - along with Melingo’s Linyera and Natalia M. King’s SoulBLAZZ - is the first solo album by Adnan Joubran of Le Trio Joubran: Borders Behind! Pre-order it on iTunes: http://ow.ly/vlWVT or Amazon: http://ow.ly/vlX7j On “Borders Behind”, Adnan Joubran collaborates with the Indo-French tabla player Prabhu Edouard, the French cellist Valentin Moussou and the Spanish saxophonist and flautist Jorge Pardo. The music radiates both tenderness and strength, suffused with the heady perfumes of jazz, all spun together by the intricate touch of Joubran’s oud.

Out next Tuesday - along with Melingo’s Linyera and Natalia M. King’s SoulBLAZZ - is the first solo album by Adnan Joubran of Le Trio Joubran: Borders Behind! Pre-order it on iTunes: http://ow.ly/vlWVT or Amazon: http://ow.ly/vlX7j 

On “Borders Behind”, Adnan Joubran collaborates with the Indo-French tabla player Prabhu Edouard, the French cellist Valentin Moussou and the Spanish saxophonist and flautist Jorge Pardo. The music radiates both tenderness and strength, suffused with the heady perfumes of jazz, all spun together by the intricate touch of Joubran’s oud.

(via Womadelaide: Emel Mathlouthi and Rachid Taha review | Music | theguardian.com)
"… in 2007 her protest tune Kelmti Horra (My Word Is Free) became the ubiquitous soundtrack to the wave of change in the Middle East.
For her first Australian show, Mathlouthi chooses to debut the music she has been working on since the emergence of that song. It’s a darker, harder-edged sound driven by a laptop and a violin. But it’s the astonishing range and sensuousness of Mathlouthi’s voice that is most compelling. There are swoops and growls reminiscent of Bjork, whom she cites as a major influence, and even traces of her goth past as she picks out minimal, reverberant lines on electric guitar which make you wonder if she’s also been listening to the XX .
The encore is a surprise: a solo version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah by way of Jeff Buckley, before she closes with the surprisingly fragile, deceptively undemonstrative tune capable of felling a regime. “Marry me Emel!” shouts a smitten admirer. “Okay,” she replies. He may need to join the queue.”

(via Womadelaide: Emel Mathlouthi and Rachid Taha review | Music | theguardian.com)

"… in 2007 her protest tune Kelmti Horra (My Word Is Free) became the ubiquitous soundtrack to the wave of change in the Middle East.

For her first Australian show, Mathlouthi chooses to debut the music she has been working on since the emergence of that song. It’s a darker, harder-edged sound driven by a laptop and a violin. But it’s the astonishing range and sensuousness of Mathlouthi’s voice that is most compelling. There are swoops and growls reminiscent of Bjork, whom she cites as a major influence, and even traces of her goth past as she picks out minimal, reverberant lines on electric guitar which make you wonder if she’s also been listening to the XX .

The encore is a surprise: a solo version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah by way of Jeff Buckley, before she closes with the surprisingly fragile, deceptively undemonstrative tune capable of felling a regime. “Marry me Emel!” shouts a smitten admirer. “Okay,” she replies. He may need to join the queue.”