L’byessa is an audio account of the raw and unfiltered modern-day life of two “Zatla” dealers in a neighbourhood of the Tunisian capital.Those who tune in will follow the epic and genuine adventures of two timeless characters, dealing drugs and daydreams to their fellow citizens, in a country where people no longer dare to dream big.
26 October 2021
series L'byessa, le quotidien de deux dealers de Zatla à Tunis | Documentaire sonore - لْبياسة La série "L’byessa” est un conte sonore des temps modernes, qui met en ondes le quotidien sans filtre de deux dealers de “zatla” dans un quartier du Grand Tunis. L’auditeur·trice suivra les aventures épiques et réelles de deux personnages hors du temps, qui vendent du rêve à leurs concitoyen·nes, dans un pays où l’on ne songe plus.  "لْبياسة" خرافة صوتيّة تحكي وبلاش "فيلتر" عالحياة اليومية لزوز لحّامة في حومة في تونس الكبرى.الثمانية حلقات متاع البودكاست يتبّعو المغامرات الملحمية والواقع التي يعيشوهم شخصيتين فالتين يبيعو في الأحلام لمواطنين في بلاد تبرطع فيها الكوابيس. 60591 [{"user_id":"1544"}]

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What is L'byessa?

L'byessa exists everywhere, and everything exists in L'byessa. You will find all kinds of problems, lives are lost, you will witness blood and death in L'byessa. L'byessa brings together the wise and the foolish, the criminals, the murderers, and the saints.



Each person is responsible for their own actions

"Each person is responsible for the joint he rolls and smokes; ban the circulation of psychotropic drugs and make the zatla trade a pillar of the Tunisian economy..." These are the commandments of our protagonists.

Escape from reality

With this episode, we can conclude that fishing is a universal escape.

"16 hours at sea"

"Harga", Gabs romanticising, and chemical ecstasy.

Dreaming of a snake

Gabs attempts to interpret his own dreams, and deals with the daily anguish of being a drug dealer in Tunisia.

"If I had to work in a factory, I would die."

I'll deal, but no factories.

"If I stopped smoking, my wires would short-circuit"

Between credit loans, drug squads and family disapproval, this second episode follows the perilous and fraught paths that our "zatla" (cannabis) dealers have to take in order to keep their business going.

I'm Gabs!

This first episode of "L'byessa" propels the listener, without warning, into the daily lives of the protagonists, two "zatla" (cannabis) dealers. As we enter their story, the cloud of mystery that hovers over this obscure world begins to dissipate.

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