Location: Tunis – Tunisia
Restriction: A24 Clients
As part of the Ramadan Nights event in Tunisia, the Cultural Club hosted a concert named Zambala for Stambali music, which represents the culture of black Tunisians and embodies their epics.
The show aimed to remind black Tunisians about these musical habits, familiarize youth with this musical genre and awaken the sense of African belonging.
- (SOUNDBITE) Belhassan Al-Mahoub – Music teacher and owner of the Stambali Band:
- “I learned the Stambali music from my father and Brno house that teaches this kind of music and then I established my band. Historically, it belongs to black Tunisians and was included within the Tunisian heritage. Look, these are the instruments of Stambali music. You will see in the show these instruments.”
- (SOUNDBITE) Mohamed Al-Juwayni – Stambali music player:
“We note that the Stambali music didn’t change, and we preserved the instruments made of natural materials, such as leather. Mohamed Elkhechnaoui developed it and integrated guitar and other musical instruments into it. The development happened because people did not understand the music.”
- (SOUNDBITE) Hafeza:
“We are from Gabes. We have been familiar with Stambali music since we were children and we grew up listening to it.”
- (SOUNDBITE) Duniya:
“I fell in love with it two years ago, when they came to our work for the show, I found myself dancing with all energy. Everything about Stambali including instruments and music brings you back to your origin.”