Washington, DC - On October 17th, witnesses the stunning artistry that led NPR to call Emel Mathlouthi "the 21st Century's Catalyst for Change" as part of her "Everywhere We Looked Was Burning" tour. The Tunisian artist and performer has been creating music that defies conventions from a young age;
Emel's work was banned in her home country from 2008 to 2011. During the 2011 revolution, her song “Kelmti Horra” (My Word is Free) became a rallying cry for protesters across the region, especially after she was filmed singing it on the streets of Tunis. At the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony, when the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet was given the award, Mathlouthi's performance electrified the world. Her second album, Ensen (Human), recorded in seven countries; the first single from the album, "Ensen Dhaif" (Human, Helpless Human) was named as "best new track" by Pitchfork in February 2016. Emel Mathlouthi has performed in over 40 countries and at some of the most prominent music festivals in the Arab world, Europe, and North America – now is your chance to hear her at the historic Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C.
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