Emel Mathlouthi is a Tunisian-American singer-songwriter, composer, performer, and producer whose music has crossed time, countries, and continents. She rose to fame in 2012 with her protest song “Kelmti Horra” (My Word Is Free), the title track from her album Kelmti Horra, and became the voice of the Arab Spring. In 2016, she performed “Kelmti Horra” at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, marking a pivotal moment in her journey with this powerful song. Emel continues her exploration into developing a sound that is unique to her and features electronic music loaded with North African references, complex rhythms, and light-dark atmospheres.