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amplifyHER episode 4 : Emel

amplifyHER episode 4 : Emel


Emel Mathlouthi was named the ‘voice of the Tunisian revolution, after a video of her performing a version of the song ‘My Word is Free’, during a Tunisian street protest, went viral online during the Arab Spring.

Her music was banned by the regime, and she became known as the "voice of the Tunisian revolution." Three years later, she was invited to perform the song at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.

Over the years, Emel’s musical journey has led her to incorporate electronica and digital glitches, but it was clear from talking to her, that she hasn’t lost her revolutionary spirit.

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Audio Credit
UN News/ Conor Lennon
Photo Credit
United Nations