Shaped in Tunis, the biggest and capital city of Tunisia, Groupe Elyssa stand for the North African country’s synergistic design of music, creatively merging updates of older Tunisian songs using the group’s personal. Groupe Elyssa doesn’t practice a specific design of music, rather synthesizing its many passions, starting from traditional and Arabian to rock and roll and reggae. Dadou Labidi (key pad/percussion), Lyes Abid (acoustic guitar/key pad/percussion), and Mourad Labidi (bass) united in early 1999 to create the group’s primary lineup. Vocalist Sarra Nouioui became a member of these three a few months later on, adding an integral component to Groupe Elyssa’s quickly growing sound. Darbouka participant Ramadan added another important element when he became a member of the group a yr later in summer season 2000. For this period Abid bought some studio room equipment, as well as the group documented its debut recording, From Jamaica to Tunisia, in Dec. Groupe Elyssa after that toured, establishing lover bases in North Africa and in addition more faraway countries such as for example France, Italy, and Norway. In Oct 2001 the group released its second recording, Jenoubi Blues, which have been documented in a far more professional studio room using Eunice (darbouka) and Sophian (douff). The next calendar year Grouple Elyssa continued hiatus so the many associates could pursue various other opportunities. After 2 yrs of relentless touring and documenting, the group required a rest.