Ali Khattab

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Ali Khattab
Born (1977-07-14) July 14, 1977 (age 37)
Origin Cairo, Egypt
Genres Acústica / Flamenco / Fusión
Occupation(s) Musician / Guitar Player / Composer
Instruments Strings instruments
Labels Nuevos Medios

Ali Khattab (July 4, 1977) is an Egyptian composer and guitarist.[1] In his works, he combines the elements of two musical worlds and traditions: The Arab-Oriental and the Gypsy-Andalusian, flamenco.[1][2] From the age of seventeen, the time when he first starts performing on stage, everything he does is meant to lead him to two places: the cradle of flamenco, Jerez de la Frontera. From then on, Ali spends a lot of time in Andalucia, meeting and performing with influential flamenco musicians, singers, guitarists, and dancers who introduce him to the true universe of flamenco. Following a tour in Spain and the middle east, Ali Khattab's first album named "Al Zarqa",[3][4] (Blue eyed brunette) was released in March 2010 in Madrid, Spain.[5] In a recent radio interview the artist explained that his music as the name of his album is like a blue eyed brunnete a mix of two worlds in perfect harmony.

Discography[edit]

  • 2010 Al-Zarqa

Track listing

  1. Tangos Del Nilo
  2. Al Zarqa
  3. Sueño Claro en Jerez
  4. Sueño Claro
  5. Olé Umm Kulthum
  6. Adiós
  7. Al Andalus
  8. Notas Mediterráneas

Awards[edit]

Independent Music Awards 2012: "A..dios" - Best World Traditional Song[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Romero, A. "Where Flamenco Meets the Middle East". Arab Detroit News. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Cano, Luis. "Sonidos árabes en Rivas" (in Spanish). ABC.es. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ali Khattab presenta Al-Zarqa" (in Spanish). AIREFLAMENCO.com. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ali Khattab busca las raíces orientales del flamenco en Córdoba" (in Spanish). Teleprens@ World. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.myspace.com/alikhattab
  6. ^ "11th Annual Independent Music Awards Winners Announced!" Independent Music Awards, 2 May 2012. Retrieved on 4 Sept. 2013.

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