Neysatu, the queen of the Tunisian underground music scene, speaks to zenith before her latest concert in Berlin about rediscovering her Amazigh heritage, her musical Africanity, and the perils of performing under Ben Ali’s dictatorship.
The Libyan DJ, and onetime host of Tripoli’s longest radio show, Slim Kim speaks to zenith about the perils of rapping under Gaddafi, the pioneering station Radio Zone, and the healing power of music.
They’re face of modern Tuareg music. As seasoned performers, Tinariwen know exactly how to please an audience with their live show.
In a nightclub in Tunis, a strange ritual is carried out where Libyans toss money to a singer, to sing the praises of their towns. It seems peace can be found at the cabaret – for a while.
Dury De Bagh performed live at the 2015 zenithTalk event in Berlin. Part one.
Dury De Bagh performed live at the 2015 zenithTalk event in Berlin. Part two.
The band Khebez Dawle have survived war in Syria, success in Beirut, a perilous journey on dinghy and by foot through the Balkans to seek asylum in Germany. But they insist they are not fleeing, but instead, on tour...