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Tbarbich

Tbarbich is an monthly series, exploring the very heart of Tunisian popular culture and its various forms of expression. Folk tales, songs, dances and well-known characters - immerse yourself in the stories that have been collecting dust in the scattered corners of the Tunisian collective memory. 
31 March 2021
series Tbarbich - تبربيش Tbarbich : une série mensuelle de podcast qui explore les manifestations et expressions de la culture populaire tunisienne تبربيش، سلسلة بودكاست شعري شهرية تحفر في مظاهر و تعبيرات من الثقافة الشعبية التونسية. قصص، أغاني، رقصات، شخصيات وغوص في أعماق الذاكرة الجماعية. 47367 [{"user_id":"1499"}]

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Time goes by like the wind

Tunisian musical memory is filled with Jewish artists and performers whose works have left their mark on contemporary Tunisian music in the early twentieth century. These works remain immortalised in the musical repertoire, despite historical and societal prejudices, and the representations of intellectual and political power.

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EPISODE 11

Love Street

Love is a great source of inspiration for poets. It is the voice of the singers, the rhythm of the dancers and a reason to exist for the people. Love within Tunisian folklore is heavily influenced by the geographical context of both the northern and southern parts of the country. It reflects cultural and historical perspectives, and traces how these have developed over time.
EPISODE 10

Songs of the steppes

Al-Salhi is a staple of Tunisian folklore with a strong personality that permeates the collective memory - a living monument that retraces and depicts the details of everyday life in both its simplicity and complexity, as well as particular events and sentiments.
EPISODE 8

The secrets of the faubourg

The world of the zoufris is a distinct world, with its own rules and regulartions... It is the extension of a latent suffering in which historically and geographically marginalised groups have participated, a voice that manifests rejection... The rejection of domestication within the conventional mould, and the culture of the masses that does not tolerate being different.
EPISODE 7

What the elders used to say

If proverbs are a way to understand a culture, what are the images that are conveyed in Tunisian ones? How do they deal with specific subjects that reveal the social representations of the past, and still influence individuals today? 
EPISODE 6

From Kerkennah to Djerba, with beating drums

Whether in Kerkennah or Djerba, the rhythms are quite similar: they are airy and jerky, with a perpetual back and forth. The Zokra (flute) and the Tbal (drum) are the most prominent instruments of the Tunisian islands.
EPISODE 5

The Fdaoui: An embedded tale

Once upon a time, the question of being human...
EPISODE 4

I dance, I exist

To the rhythm of the Bounouara and the Fezzani, we set off on a journey in which we explore the stories told by the bodies of women and men throughout the generations. What is Tunisian folk dance? Can it be limited to its labels and definitions?What does this spontaneous, natural expression tell us, as it weaves its narrating fabric of temporal and geographical accumulations, as well as cultural, social, economic and political introspection?
EPISODE 3

The "green" erotic poetry

The so-called "green" erotic poetry is one of the poetic forms, which, due to its strong presence throughout Tunisia as well as a lack of documentation, reveals extraordinary paradoxes. Through the stories of "cursed" poets, this episode explores the eternal conflict between censorship and freedom.
EPISODE 2

Stambeli: In search of the origins

There are many myths surrounding Stambeli, a sound that is sometimes disturbing due to its rhythms, codes and mystical trances. In this episode, Rabeb Srairi plunges us into the universe of this music, with its multiple identities. Interspersed with contributions from specialists in the field, this episode takes us to the doorstep of Dar Barnou, one of the six Stambeli houses in Tunisia.
EPISODE 1

El Borrache: The Songs of Women

El Borrache: is it just a form of cultural heritage, spontaneously transmitted between women? Or is it a way to reappropriate an expression of freedom that had been hijacked by male culture? This podcast explores an artistic cultural expression, praciticed by women in the southern and western regions of Tunisia. An expression deeply rooted in the history of the country and its geographical scope. 

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