Art in the Time of the Jasmine Revolution

RABAT, June 08, 2013 (AFP)

“Art will always triumph in the end,” says acclaimed Tunisian singer Lotfi Bouchnak, who composed songs for the 2011
revolution but has since seen his profession come under threat from firebrand Islamists.

Morocco World News

Tunisia Art at World Nomads Tunisia Festival

by Sara Roffino
Published: May 17, 2013

Two and half years after young Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi triggered the beginning of Arab Spring when he immolated himself in front of his local municipal building, Tunisians are still struggling to re-define and re-build their nation. “The After Revolution,” sponsored by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) as part of the World Nomads Tunisia Festival, is a celebratory — yet cautionary — look at the tiny North African country in the wake of the “Jasmine Revolution,” which toppled the 25-year long autocratic presidency of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.|+ARTINFO%29