|Jul / 2014||•||Sfinks Mixed festival||Boechout|
|Jun / 2014||•||Fête de la Musique||50naires, Brussels|
|Jun / 2014||•||Tunis Calling!||New Morning, Paris|
|Label / Release||Type||Year|
|Qibla Wa Qobla||Album||2013|
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.