Tunisian singer to rock HCMC and Hanoi

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Tunisian-French rock and hip hop vocalist Emel Mathlouthi will perform at IDECAF in Ho Chi Minh City on September 6 and L'Espace in Hanoi on September 8.

According to a press release from the organizer IDECAF, Mathlouthi lives in Paris but was born in Tunisia where she lived until she was 25 years old. She has performed all around the world and has become famous for her concerts inspired by Arabian music.

The singer started her career at the age of eight. At the very young age, she was inspired by the classic, Arabian and Latin American music she heard on her father's records. Mathlouthi's music is a combination of Arabian, Middle East, Gypsy, Celtic and Flamenco styles.

"When listening to her music, we think of Joan Baez, Amalia Rodriguez, SÅ“ur Marie Keyrouz, Fairouz," says the release.

The Tunisian artist won the RMC-Doualiya music awards in 2006 and was dubbed "female voice of 2012" at the Babel Med Music Awards. She released her first album, titled Kelmti Horra, last January.

Tickets for the Vietnam shows cost VND100,000, available at IDECAF, 28 Le Thanh Ton Street, Distr 1, HCMC.

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