Emel: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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Tunisia-born singer Emel first performed at globalFEST in 2015, the same year she performed her song of Tunisian Revolution, "Kelmti Horra," at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert. Emel was hailed by NPR as a "21st century catalyst for change." She created her latest album, The Tunis Diaries, equipped with only a laptop, tape recorder and a crowdsourced guitar after she was unexpectedly quarantined in her childhood home in Tunis last spring.
"Everywhere We Looked Was Burning"
Karim Attoumane
Video and Audio: Karim Attoumane
Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST
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Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Tiny Production Team: Kara Frame
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2021 Curators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin, and Viviana Benitez
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Host: Angélique Kidjo
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Producer: THE OFFICE performing arts + film
Video Production: MODEMA Studios


  1. Lalou Rayssi
    Lalou Rayssi
    20 dagen geleden

    Magnifique 💖💖💖

  2. esecaonepuerco
    Maand geleden


  3. Samira Mahjaa
    Samira Mahjaa
    Maand geleden

    We are really proud of you ❤

  4. Questgiver
    Maand geleden

    Sound like ratatouille

  5. lila dona
    lila dona
    Maand geleden

    World needs more artist as authentic and sincere as you, but you're unique, your voice is so pure, an angel that caress our hearts and souls

  6. Andi Trux
    Andi Trux
    Maand geleden

    Beautiful voice

  7. EgoTherapie Lee
    EgoTherapie Lee
    Maand geleden

    how refreshing to see and hear somebody sing in another language but english on this channel :)

  8. Ana Beatriz Frade
    Ana Beatriz Frade
    Maand geleden


  9. Sam
    Maand geleden

    I would love to hear a duet with her and Tamino. It would be beautiful.

  10. iteobesta
    Maand geleden

    that first song is out this world 😍

  11. YACIN
    Maand geleden


  12. bettyreads
    Maand geleden

    Gosh what a stunning voice!

  13. Joel Buder
    Joel Buder
    Maand geleden

    Please put EMEL and Serk Tankien together, world.

  14. Matt Allen
    Matt Allen
    Maand geleden

    This is utterly amazing ... where can I buy this so I can support them a little during such tough times??

  15. Diego Dominguez
    Diego Dominguez
    Maand geleden

    Just loved this performance!

  16. Neirouz
    Maand geleden

    love love love 🥰 beyond proud and happy for you for this opportunity i hope you shine 🙏 such a breathtaking voice.

  17. Hossein Hoveysi
    Hossein Hoveysi
    Maand geleden

    It was a persian old song named soltane ghalbha just please look it up i don’t know if i should be happy that she sang it or sad that she says its her song cause she didn’t produce it at all

    1. Ramtin Ruzitalab
      Ramtin Ruzitalab
      Maand geleden

      @malik kadri yes this is very famous Parsian song from old movie SOLTAN GHALBHA this music by Anosshivan Rohani...

    2. Hossein Hoveysi
      Hossein Hoveysi
      Maand geleden

      @PJ Actually I checked it out before and made me calm myself down a bit and also I’m not Persian but Arab and i really enjoyed it the first time and still enjoy it to this time

    3. malik kadri
      malik kadri
      Maand geleden

      A persion old song in arabic?!???

    4. YACIN
      Maand geleden


    5. PJ
      Maand geleden

      She didn't say it was her song but it was on her album ;) However, it does say that the composer is Anoushiravan Rouhani on her page, but that she has written the lyrics; it isn't a direct translation to arabic as understand it.

  18. bryon29able
    Maand geleden

    Had me all emotional and I can't understand it... but i could care less it took me wow so beautiful

  19. Pentameron
    Maand geleden

    0:00 - *Holm* (4:40) 5:17 - *Everywhere We Looked Was Burning* [10:05 - Tiny Desk team]

  20. wlf
    Maand geleden

    Emel is incredible

  21. Dallon Ghan
    Dallon Ghan
    Maand geleden

    That's pretty awesome. Sounds great👍

  22. Y0sHiikus
    Maand geleden

    Omg Emel!!! Yessss!!

  23. may me
    may me
    Maand geleden

    Emel in tiny desk!! what a surprise😍 thank you tiny, love your music emel best luck, did you know ,this girl has an amazing nobel prize performance,

  24. weaslbe1
    Maand geleden

    How about Loyle Carner?

  25. MILK HTX
    Maand geleden

    this is amazing, much love npr for putting me on👏

  26. Barbearia Quântica
    Barbearia Quântica
    Maand geleden


  27. Zachary
    Maand geleden

    Emel came so far and Tunisians are so proud of her

  28. Indie Cristão
    Indie Cristão
    Maand geleden

    We need boy pablo

  29. Nora K
    Nora K
    Maand geleden

    thank you!

  30. Andrew I
    Andrew I
    Maand geleden

    Her voice sounds like a female version of Serj Tankian from System of a Down, the music style is obviously very different but the vocals are surprisingly similar

    1. Zachary
      Maand geleden

      Check out her KEXP live concert, she used to sing in a darker tone of voice and style.

  31. XEM
    Maand geleden

  32. The Feel Button
    The Feel Button
    Maand geleden


  33. Patricia Burke
    Patricia Burke
    Maand geleden

    Beautiful! May God bless everyone, everywhere. We are “all God’s Children.”🙏🏻🇺🇸🙏🏻🌍🙏🏻🌎🙏🏻 Peace, love, and joy to all.🌹

  34. green football green machine
    green football green machine
    Maand geleden

    Don't know what she is saying but nice sound🔊🎶👂🏾

  35. Wesley
    Maand geleden

    Super pretty. I'd love a translation of the lyrics!

    1. Wesley
      Maand geleden

      @Fernando Giner Thanks so much!

    2. Fernando Giner
      Fernando Giner
      Maand geleden

      If you go to the official music video, they are on the description. 👌

  36. Iski moi
    Iski moi
    Maand geleden

    This girl has the power in her voice! Thank you so much for this wonderful live act.

  37. Malachi Cronshey
    Malachi Cronshey
    Maand geleden


  38. Faziah Addala
    Faziah Addala
    Maand geleden

    Bonjour EMEL.. MERCI POUR VOTRE VOIX MAGNIFIQUE ET VOTRE BELLE CHANSON .🌹❤ GRATITUDE ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ QUE DIEU VOUS BENISSE PAIX ET JOIE🕊😄 MERCI beaucoup pour la seconde chanson 🌹❤ FELICITATIONS Pour votre performance a tous deux 💗💗LOVE 💗

  39. nur yahiaoui
    nur yahiaoui
    Maand geleden

    YAAAAS bent bledi I'm so proud, TUNISIA 🇹🇳

    1. Nicholas Tiegs
      Nicholas Tiegs
      Maand geleden

      Not Tunisian, but very proud as well, an amazing talent for all humanity. She is fulfilling her dreams and those of her people, that is godly and humble at the same time.

  40. I I
    I I
    Maand geleden

    Thank you for a wonderful performance - professional clear sound and voice). I liked it very much. ) With warm feelings from Ukraine.

  41. Ruweida Abdelhakim
    Ruweida Abdelhakim
    Maand geleden

    😍 احلى ظهور في برنامجي المفضل

  42. Sammy Westenberger
    Sammy Westenberger
    Maand geleden

    Mummy Returns 2001 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Composed and Conducted By Alan SILVESTRI INTRADA Records Limited Edition In Stock $29.98

    1. Joseph Foggitt
      Joseph Foggitt
      Maand geleden


  43. Ji hed
    Ji hed
    Maand geleden

    Tunisia 🇹🇳🇹🇳🇹🇳

  44. Telmo Tedde Nunes
    Telmo Tedde Nunes
    Maand geleden

    Muito bom, obrigado por nos proporcionar emoções....😃🎧

  45. Hassan SHATUB
    Hassan SHATUB
    Maand geleden

    Wonderful choice اختيار جميل لمثلوثي 👏🏽👏🏽

  46. Spleens Tv
    Spleens Tv
    Maand geleden

    So good

  47. Da Moon
    Da Moon
    Maand geleden

    Wonderful! ♥️♥️

  48. Julesclues
    Maand geleden


  49. Lyne Lapointe Tyler
    Lyne Lapointe Tyler
    Maand geleden

    Happy New Year 2021 🎉🪅🎊

  50. Rafa
    Maand geleden


  51. Gadeer Ali
    Gadeer Ali
    Maand geleden


  52. Grace LaRow
    Grace LaRow
    Maand geleden

    So Good!

  53. Not Ren Banney
    Not Ren Banney
    Maand geleden