Emel Mathlouthi is a young Tunisian singer born on January 11th, 1982 to a humble family. From an early age, Emel was attracted to the arts. At the age of seven, she began singing, acting, and dancing in local shows.
By the age of ten. Emel started her career as a theatrical actress, but she soon turned to build her musical career as a singer.
By the age of sixteen, Mathlouthi formed IDOM, a band of young musicians with whom she performed a number of shows at universities.
In 2002 Emel devoted herself to a solo career, following the path of Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Her artistic philosophy is to perform only engaged music. Emel draws on Latin American and Algerian influences to inspire her music.