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    [SINGING]Some call her the voice of the Tunisian revolution.Emel Mathlouthi takes her cue from American protest singersBob Dylan and Joan Baez and transposes them

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    to her home country.[SPEAKING FRENCH]I think and write about topics thatare close to my heart-- freedom, revolution, and dignity.And I place my voice at the service of all that.[SINGING]

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    Emel is 30.She started off with classical music, then rock, then folk.She's from a family of left-wing intellectuals,and she says singing about politics came naturally.[SPEAKING FRENCH]I've always written songs about Tunisia and conditions there.Very early on I wanted to do something about them.

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    There are very few Tunisian singerswho take a stand on anything, especially in my generation.When Tunisians rebelled against the regimeand sent President Ben Ali packing a year ago,Emel was the right singer ...

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