Ghalia Benali & Timnaa
Everything Ghalia does goes back to her childhood, which was enveloped in music; Gainsbourg songs, Indian melodies to which her mother was partial, and the literary poetry of Oum Kaltoum, whose finest record ‘Al Atlal’ (The Ruins) she was able to sing almost completely at the age of five.
Ghalia was very fond of recitals by the Koran chanters. But this was forbidden territory for women: their voices are considered too seductive. So she concentrated on the Ghazal, love poems as recited by Adib Dajakhi in the Tartil style.