Jawhar

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Jawhar - Worldmusic Live Act in Brussels

Jawhar Short Info

Jawhar has created his own signature style of world­folk music that one could probably
describe as midway between arab chaâbi and Nick Drake’s dreamy folk lullabies.

Jawhar has created his own signature style of world­folk music that one could probably
describe as midway between arab chaâbi and Nick Drake’s dreamy folk lullabies.
After « When Rainbows call, My Rainbows fly », hailed by the press as a « mindblowing debut album by a song­writing prodigy » (Les Inrockuptibles, FR), the Tunisian singer­songwriter re­explores his roots and his mothertongue to make them sing differently...

« The Kiss and The Prayer Orientation » is a possible translation for “Qibla Wa Qobla”

The apparently provocative album title, is Jawhar’s way of reclaiming his culture which is both sensual and religious. Qibla Wa Qobla announces a mystical sensuality.

Jawhar grew up in the southern suburbs of Tunis. At the age of 20 he leaves for France to study English literature and theatre. Subsequently he writes his first songs and plays his first concerts. For the last couple of years he has been travelling between Belgium and the Tunisian capital, where he is committed not only as a musician, actor and
playwright, but also as a citizen artist. A first rather controversial play about love and sex in the arab world (Hobb Story by Lotfi Achour) found him tackling his mother tongue to reinvent the Tunisian love song. Ever since, he’s kept on digging those grooves that lead to the roots.

Jawhar has created his own signature style of world­folk music that one could probably
describe as midway between arab chaâbi and Nick Drake’s dreamy folk lullabies.

Jawhar has created his own signature style of world­folk music that one could probably
describe as midway between arab chaâbi and Nick Drake’s dreamy folk lullabies.
After « When Rainbows call, My Rainbows fly », hailed by the press as a « mindblowing debut album by a song­writing prodigy » (Les Inrockuptibles, FR), the Tunisian singer­songwriter re­explores his roots and his mothertongue to make them sing differently...

« The Kiss and The Prayer Orientation » is a possi...

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Past Gigs Jawhar

  • 07 | 2014 Boechout Sfinks Mixed festival
  • 06 | 2014 50naires, Brussels Fête de la Musique
  • 06 | 2014 New Morning, Paris Tunis Calling!

Discography Jawhar

  • 2013 Qibla Wa Qobla Album | NAFF rekordz

Media

  • Video Idhallil - Jawhar
  • Media Qibla Wa Qobla

Fan Radar

522 Fans
1,208 Plays

Origin

  • Brussels BE

Founded

  • 2002

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