I harbor (esoteric?) theories regarding Tunisian music, drum loops, and repetition… But we’ll save those for later. For now, two enormously popular Tunisian songs, sent by Mudd Up! listener Emily months ago.

[audio:https://negrophonic.com/mp3/01- Douga.mp3]


“douga” is an onomatopoeic word for the sound of knocking on the door, so “douga douga douga, hata bab el dar,” means a knocking at the door. then the rest is kinda blurry to me now… he also says “ya rabbi” a lot, the most common tunisian exclamation ever, “oh my god.”

[audio:https://negrophonic.com/mp3/04 5ayna.mp3]

Achref – Khayna

achref! do you know him already? this song “khayna” was always blasting in the popular markets in tunis. I’ve heard it so much it’s gotten to a point where I can’t even judge it as a song anymore. it’s just atmosphere.

KEYWORDS: mezoued, jasmine, autotune

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