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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday Tunes: Tunisian Tune-age

Tunisia has been present in the news lately because of its recent political troubles, but I thought I'd look at another perspective of the country. . . its music.
First here's a video of beautiful Tunisian images set to traditional music put together by enterprising YouTuber cre8ivemind:

The following is a sample of malouf, a traditional type of music often played at weddings and other ceremonies:

Popular in Tunisian culture is the mixing of contemporary pop music remixed with traditional Tunisian instruments like this version of Michael Jackson's "History."

I hope I've been able to broaden your horizons a little today, and I hope that things settle down in Tunisia very soon.

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