Renowned Tunisian vocalist Sonia M’Barek, who earlier this month performed at French Institute Alliance Française in Manhattan, has spoken of her Wajd project and plans for collaboration with other Maghreb artists.

Sonia expressed her desire to participate in work that joins Arab artists mainly from Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. She also suggested the idea of creating a great network of artists in the region that would make collaboration easy between them. She said that this could happen with the will of artists and a strong sponsor.

Whether these plans will come off the ground remains to be seen – but what a wonderful idea. Imagine a genre-blurring project involving M’Barek, Karima Skalli, Ghalia Benali, Emel MathlouthiDhafer Youssef and Souad Massi!

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