Sawtuha – Her Voice

Project:

A musical project that aims to highlight the voices of female activists of the Arab Spring. Nine female musicians from Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Syria recorded songs for an album that was distributed around the world in 2013.

Production Runtime:

May 2012 to December 2013

Partners:

German Federal Foreign Office



In 2012 MICT brought nine female musicians from Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Syria to Tunis to record an album with the help of American producer, Amir Mohammed El Khalifa  – better known in musical circles as the MC and producer Oddisee from New York. Musician Olof Dreijer, who is one half of the Grammy-award-winning act, The Knife, also worked on two tracks.

The women worked in a local recording studio in Tunis, sharing political and personal experiences and collaborating on music. The project was deliberately all-female because, although women played an equally important role in the Arab Spring, much of the most feted music of the revolution had been made by men.

The completed album – Sawtuha – was distributed in Europe and the Middle East in 2013.