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May 22, 2011

Le Village du Jasmin

by soundlandscapes

SIGNS OF THE ARAB SPRING have reached Paris.  The Village du Jasmin, set up on the parvis of the Hotel de Ville over the weekend, was a celebration of la Tunisie nouvelle – the new, post-revolution, Tunisia.

The sights, smells, tastes and sounds of Tunisia, complimented by the wonderful weather, were on show and they attracted a large number of visitors of which I was one.

There were exhibits of wickerwork, furniture made from palm wood, weaving, jewellery and traditional pottery as well as a selection food of course including various olive oils and traditional delicacies.  The sounds of Tunisia were also present particularly from the enthusiastic and energetic musicians.

The sounds of Tunisia in Paris:

I’ve never been to Tunisia but, having now had a taste of it, I just might go and see la Tunisie Nouvelle first hand.

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