The JMC festival in Tunisia ended in style

Tunisia hosted the Carthage Musical Days, known as JMC, its 7th edition after a blank year in 2020.

The meeting has become a must for musicians from Africa and Arab countries.

About forty groups from 20 countries participated in this hybrid edition between live music and online events.

For example, Nour Project is an Egyptian jazz group that has enchanted audiences with its fusion of world music and oriental music.

Egyptian saxophonist Nour Ashour has brought together musicians from different backgrounds to perform music that not only entertains his listeners but also touches their hearts.

“It’s music that comes from our hearts, it’s a mix of music from Egypt, Africa, our city of Alexandria and Mediterranean music. It’s a mix of melodies and rhythms. This are our ideas that we want to bring to the world,” said Egyptian musician Nouar Ashour.

Khoudia Diop started making music at the age of 10 in her hometown of Rosso in southern Mauritania.

Through her songs, she showed a strong conviction to fight for the cause of children.

At 14, she became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Rights.

“I’ve always wanted to sing to raise awareness; I always wanted to sing to change things. My goal is to defend the rights of women, the rights of children, to defend the rights of girls. I have always made music that engages, because there are also a lot of girls who are raped and there is still no justice for that”, lamented Khoudia Diop, Mauritanian musician.

Mohamed Ben Slama’s Hausa project is the result of several months of work at the pace of the Marabouts of southern Tunisia and the Gnava of Morocco,

A work that translates the long history of the Maghreb people between its past, its present and its future.

“We are not only African geographically but also in the sense that we are part of Africa. The heritage that I work on is Hausa and is essentially African, a purely African heritage through the codes on the colors that we have It is an invitation that automatically projects us into the Africanity of Tunisia, Tunisia is African” defends the Tunisian musician Mohamed Ben Slama.

The 7th edition of the JMC has kept its promises and Tunisian music lovers are already looking forward to the 8th edition in 2022.

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