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Tunisian artistes join revolution

By Daniel Brown

Tunisian artistes talk of their role in the country's revolution. Haythoum Achour, aka DJ Aie Thoum, and singer Emel Mathlouthi lived through the upheavals hour by hour. They offer rare glimpses of this political and cultural revolution. Mathlouthi is part of a line-up of north African stars performing here in Paris on Monday in support of the Tunisian Red Crescent . Others to appear at the Elysées Montmartre include Idir, Dhafer Youssef and Souad Massi.

Album choices for January-February 2011

1) Portrait, Maria Volonté (Network), Argentina. 
2) Mali Latino, Madou Sidiki Diabaté, Ahmed Fofana, Alex Wilson (Alex Wilson Records), various. 
3) Homenagem ao Maestro Moacir Santos, Projeto Coisa Fina Band (Elefantes, etc), Brazil. 
4) Sos, Mercedes Peon (Folmusica), Spain. 
5) Dogon Blues, Sorry Bamba (Universal Music), Mali. 
6) Debademba, Abdoulaye Traore and Mohammed Diaby (Naive), Burkina Faso/Côte d’Ivoire. 
7) Caravana, Joaquin Ruiz (Jacques Ruiz Gómez), Spain. 
8) Salto Mortal, Dolores Sola (Ojo !), Argentina. 
9) Love and Projects, Latrama (Pharmatunes), Spain. 
10) Radio Babel, Watcha Clan (Piranha), France. 


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