Islem JEMAI

Oud | Voice

Age: 27 years old

Country: Tunisia

Born in Medenine (Tunisia) in 1994 and from a family of scientists, began to sing at the age of 11. From a young age, he was able to participate in regional festivals and other cultural events.

His professional career began at the age of 15. Equipped with solid training, he arrived in Tunis to begin his degree in music and musicology, where he met musicians of all horizons, sang with international artists of international fame such as Zied Zouari and Mohamed Ali Kammoun.
Islem has been living in France (Marseille) since September 2017. He continued his studies at the University of Aix-Marseille and obtained his Master’s degree in music and musicology in 2020. For his graduation project, Islem worked on the geo-musical approach of the “traditional song” of his country of origin. Currently, he is pursuing his academic career by following two parallel courses: a Master’s degree in cultural management in Aix-en-Provence and the specialised cycle (DEM) at the conservatory of Nice (France).
Although his field of predilection is Arabo-Oriental music, Islem impregnates himself with jazz, electro, rock and post-rock. Through these compositions, Islem wishes to develop an identity and a vocal language of his own.

Photo credit: Med Mhamdi