Ali Khattab

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Ali Khattab
Born (1977-07-14) July 14, 1977 (age 39)
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 brunette 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



  • 2014 Sin Pais

Track listing

  1. Derviche
  2. Alejandra
  3. Sin País
  4. Maestro
  5. Al Osba
  6. Layla
  7. El Secreto
  8. Mawlana

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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