Sonia M’barek Concert

Last night we had the great pleasure of attending Sonia M’barek’s concert in the Hammamet Festival.
We got invitations to the concert through my aunt, whose husband Hammadi Ben Othman composed most of Sonia’s new songs and who was leading the orchestra at the concert.

Sonia M’barek isn’t really well known outside of Tunisia, but she sure as hell should be.
She’s one of the greatest Arab women singers of our time. I actually put her up there with people like Majda El Roumi and Feirooz.

Attending her concert yesterday was truly a great pleasure.
The lyrics were wonderful, the music magical and her voice was so beautiful, pure and strong.
Listening to people like this performing lyrics like this to music like this is really what ears were created for.

She’s very classy, and her audience are tasteful classy people too.
The amphitheatre wasn’t packed like it would be in other concerts for pop artists, but the people who were there were real music lovers and people who appreciated true art.

She doesn’t have to strip down to as little clothes as possible or dance around like a mad person to capture her audiences’ attention. Her amazing voice, awesome live performance, high class and pure un-plastified beauty are enough to do that and lift her audience to the skies she’s soaring to with her performance.

As I already mentioned, the music was great. It was Arabic music that certainly showed the Tunisian flavor in it and some of it’s Andalusian origins.
The lyrics were beautiful too, most of them written by the Tunisian poet Mohamed Boudheena. The concert was dedicated to his soul as he passed away earlier this year.

To not make it any longer. The concert was super great, we truly enjoyed it and had so much fun. I’m buying her album as soon as I can. And I advise anyone who really appreciates great music to check her out. She truly rocks big time.
She is undoubtedly THE Tunisian Diva.

  • Firas

    Sounia is a true pride of Tunisia, lucky u Tunisians ;) … Unfortunately, such great talents don’t get thew appreciation they deserve. Zahi Wahbe of “Khaleek bil Bayt” interviewed her last year, yet that is not enough for such a talent. Anyways, to check her music for free try this link:
    http://www.scclab.com/~rtv/SoniaMbarek/SoniaMbarek_index.htm
    If u got interested \, and U live in the USA, u can buy a couple of her older cd’s at:
    http://www.maqam.com/cgi-bin/cdtest.cgi?category1=SoniaM'Barek

    Peace out ..

  • Ahmad

    Salam MMM and all,
    Thanks for telling people about this great talent,and thanks AbuAnnour,Saba2tny:) I was about to tell people were to listen to her music at. KitKat and others who ask about The great artist who are more known outside our nation more than inside, She’s another true great example.Yes she’s a Diva!! and If you don’t know yet, not only that she’s well educated in music,she also hold a masters degree, her thesis was about the clash of civilzation issue. I encourage everybody to check her out.
    MMM, did you get the opportunity to see Kazim AlSaher in Carthage,I’ve heard it was great!!
    Peace and Love:)

  • http://www.natashatynes.com Natasha

    Thanks MMM for drawing our attention to this Tunisian talent. I will make sure to check out her music.

  • MMM

    Hi All :)

    Sorry for not replying earlier, I was having problems with accessing my comments and admin section.

    Sonia rocks. You should all check her out.

    And no, I didn’t get to go to Kazim’s concert although I really love his music. I guess I had other engagements that night.

  • Lana

    Dear sir ,
    I don’t know if this is automated message , but it seems that it is empty .
    I know that this is difficult , but it is a request from a viewer who loves your television .
    Can you attach the special interview of Edward Said with Zahi Wahbi , as a file and send it to this mail
    freelana83@yahoo.com
    I hope this is possible .
    Many thanks and I really appreciate that

    R.S.V.P

  • sonia m’barek

    Dear all,
    thanks for all your comments
    sonia m’barek

  • http://www.aquacool.blogspot.com Eman-Aqua

    WOW! Mme.Sonia is commenting here, that’s a great honor. I’m a fan, and my family in Jordan loves you. My mother knows you ever since your first song when you were a little girl and she watches your interviews, all of them. She wants your album, but I looked in all Tunis and didn’t find it. Can you please tell me where I can buy your album in Tunis? this will be really nice of you.
    And good luck in your life, you have a very beautiful voice and a great talent.

  • George Baloglou

    I do not know any Arabic at all but many of her songs move me very deeply. A universal singer indeed, that may be seen/heard performing live at the Kennedy Center (Washington DC, February 15, 2000) — direct (RealPlayer) link seems to be impossible to post here, but a search for kennedy + m’barek will get you there!

  • Sania ElGhussein

    I wanted to have Sonia Mbarek’s album when I visited Tunis but nobody could give me information where to obtain. Please help me have access to her music including Maluf

  • Sania ElGhussein

    Please help me obtain Sonia Mbarek’s albums and maluf. I was in Tunis and no one could help there!?