Ibrahim Maalouf: Bridging Two Worlds Together

September 29, 2016 by Simon Rentner
Filed under New Music

Ibrahim Maalouf

This French-Lebanese jazz trumpeter bridges worlds together. He may be a superstar overseas --appearing in cameos with Sting, Mali pop singers Amadou & Mariam -- but here in the States he's just getting started. Maalouf plays a four-valve trumpet, custom designed by his father, which allows him to explore both Eastern and Western modes in music. He talks about that, plus his musical tribute to Oum Kalthoum, the legendary feminist Arabic singer of the 20th century.

Maalouf celebrates Oum Kalthoum this Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room.

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