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Concert: Talking Oud with Alaa Zouiten (Oud) and Muhammad Ra´fat (Percussion)

Datum - 07.04.2018
19:00 - 20:30 Uhr

Alaa Zouiten is an oud player and composer born in Casablanca (Morocco).
In 2013, he released his first album “Hada makan” with his band “Alaa Zouiten Ensemble” and kicked off a tour in Germany.
In 2015, he received a grant from the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture to record his second album “Talking oud.” In this album, Alaa continue to push the technical and aesthetic limits of the oud in a style between Arabic, Andalusian, jazz, and rock music.
His musical fusion without prejudices does not claim any hierarchical order of musical styles. Through his compositions and arrangements, Alaa demonstrates the variety of musical possibilities in time and space.
Alaa is accompanied by Muhammad Ra’fat, who has been deeply immersed in the Cairene music scene for several years. He is well-versed in a variety of styles, such as world music, jazz fusion, funk, hip-hop, soul, reggae, drum&bass, latin jazz, modern jazz and pop. He is especially passionate about fusions of Oriental and jazz influences.