"I've been in love with music ever since I was young. I discovered the guitar when I was 15. I loved it and learnt how to play.

Like many other young people at the time, I started playing rock 'n' roll. In Tunisia, we were able to form small bands and play in hotels.

Later, I moved to Europe to continue my studies. And it was there that I discovered jazz music. I started to study it.

Later on, I began composing my own melodies, trying to fuse the jazz style with the culture of the country I am from, with Tunisian music.

As a musician from Tunisia, from the Mediterranean, I consider music as the melody that feeds me.

The first thing I look for in music is the melody. For me, jazz is basically melody, then harmony. Others believe it should be harmony first then melody. But melody is the first thing I look for in music."

Next Music Station airs at the following times GMT each week: Tuesday: 2000; Wednesday: 1200; Thursday: 0100; Friday: 0600; Saturday: 2000; Sunday: 1200; Monday: 0100; Tuesday: 0600.

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Source: Al Jazeera