Safe & Sounds: Safe & Sounds #34 – Imed Alibi


This Corona stuff really sucks ey! Since we might all be bound by borders for a while, we’d like to come together and share some happiness in the shape of a playlist or mix!

In the next days and weeks, check out Safe & Sounds, where we will figuratively introduce you to and put you in touch with music whizzes, featuring their selections, collections and picks from all around the globe.

Be “Safe & Sounds” and wash your hands!

We are living under a new threat; a war in which the whole world participates, and the whole world will suffer its effects, especially on the economic level.

But we may make gains on the social level, if we take advantage of the new customs that coronavirus has imposed on the people. Maybe we will become more aware of climate change as earth is breathing better now. Maybe the world will be aware of the meaning of lockdown that other populations are living under during “normal times”. We might appreciate taking time, reading and contemplating, communicating differently….stay safe!

(Imed Alibi)


Imed Alibi is a renowned Tunisian percussionist and musician. Born in Maknassy in the late 70’s he started playing percussion from an early age in popular and classical North African/Middle Eastern orchestras. He then moved to France where his career took off, playing a variety of genres, from Flamenco to Balkan music to theatre.

Imed Alibi has collaborated with accomplished and exemplary musicians such as Rachid Taha, Safy Boutella, Mamdouh Bahri, Ghalia Benali, Kel Assouf, Watcha Clan, Natasha Atlas, Michel Marre. He has also collaborated with Tunisian singer and songwriter, Emel Mathlouthi for her album Kelmti Horra.

He released the album Safar with Zied Zouarti and Stéphan Puech co-produced by Justin Adams (IRL Music) in 2015. His latest album Salhi is an exploration of the Tunisian local genre of Bedouin music incorporating mysticism, poetry and moods of celebration and trance. Although considered folkloric or frivolous, the Bedouin songs made the heart of a country beat where free speech was gagged.

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