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'A Night in Tunisia' on Oct. 1

09/19/13

By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: Sep. 19, 2013

Tunisian vocalist Sonia M’Barek will present Andalusian music and poetry from North Africa, and discuss her unique Tunisian repertoire — for which she is known throughout the Arab world and in Europe — at a free concert Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Gasson 100.

M’Barek, a performer of the centuries-old Tunisian song tradition of Ma’luf — built around Arabic poetry from al-Andalus, the Arab Kingdom within medieval Spain — received the prize for best song at the Festival de la Chanson Tunisienne in 1987 and has since enjoyed international success and released a number of acclaimed albums. She is known both for her powerful voice and commitment to both musical tradition and innovation. 

“A Night in Tunisia” is co-sponsored by the Music Department and the Islamic Civilizations and Societies Program. For more information, see bc.edu/music.