Monday, 24 January 2011

Tunisie - je chante pour toi. (update)

This is not on YouTube so I can't post it here, but check out this young woman lifting her voice in song for Tunisia.

Notice how unaware she is to the media who creep in to record her spontaneous expression of joy, of hope; she turns and is startled by their proximity. That almost stops her but then those around her offer encouragement: "Vas-y!"

A beautiful moment.

PS: In this tweet the singer is identified as Emel Mathlouti, a Tunisian activist and singer.
Update: More about Emel Mathlouti including this, where her version of Baez' song commemorating Sacco and Vanzetti is played over violent, raw and rough footage of recent protests in Tunisia.

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