Tunisian singer-songwriter Emel Mathlouthi came to the world’s attention with her protest songs “Ya Tounes Ya Meskina” (“Poor Tunisia”) and “Kelmti Horra” (“My Word is Free”), which became popular anthems of the Tunisian revolution (December 2010 through January 2011), the movement that sparked the Arab Spring. Mixing Tunisian traditional sounds with electronic beats, Mathlouthi’s first record, also titled Kelmti Horra, came out on Harmonia Mundi record label in 2012 to huge acclaim. She performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in 2015, and released her second album, Ensen, on Partisan Records in 2017. She comes to FreshGrass with a FreshScores commission to premiere an original live score to a short film.