Emel Mathlouthi celebrating ‘Ensen’ on tour, played LPR (pics, setlist)
Emel Mathlouthi released her first album for an American label (Partisan), Ensen ("Human") earlier this year. Ensen, the follow up to her debut Kelmti Horra ("My Word is Free"), is a sonically rich amalgamation of international sounds and connections. The Tunisian protest singer is now based in New York and had worked with producers across seven countries including Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Rós) and Johannes Berglund (The Knife) to record the album.
Emel is on tour now, and played a New York show on Saturday (5/6) at Le Poisson Rouge. It was a lively affair, and pictures are in the gallery above. Setlist below.
Emel plays a free Central Park SummerStage show on August 20 with ethio-jazz legend Mulatu Astatke and Sudanese-American singer Alsarah & the Nubatones.
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Emel Mathlouthi -- 2017 Tour Dates
May 09 Evanston SPACE Evanston, IL
May 10 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
May 14 Rio Theatre Vancouver, Canada
May 15 Newmark Theatre Portland, OR
May 16 Café du Nord San Francisco, CA
May 17 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Jun 01 MEB Şura Salonu Ankara, Turkey
Aug 20 Central Park SummerStage New York, NY