Hassen Ben Ahmed Mchaikhi


Tunis, Tunisia

Hassen Mchaikhi is a Tunisian violinist and one of the few musicians of his generation specializing in the Gougay, a genre of Tunisian fiddle-playing that has been dwindling since the 1960s. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in music and musicology at the Higher Institute of Music in Tunis. His ability to embrace both traditional and contemporary musical traditions, and his commitment to revive the Gougay, mark him as an important individual in the fabric of Tunisian cultural history.