Meryem Aboulouafa

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Meryem Aboulouafa
مريم أبو الوفاء
OriginCasablanca, Morocco

Meryem Aboulouafa (Arabic: مريم أبو الوفاء‎) is a Moroccan singer-songwriter from Casablanca.[1][2] Her sound is characterized by atmospheric vocals and it draws influence from French pop, American rock, and Middle Eastern folk music.[2][1]

Biography[edit]

Meryem Aboulouafa is from Casablanca, Morocco.[2] She has a background in interior design.[1] When she was younger, she attended classes at a conservatory where she learned solfège, guitar, and piano.[2] She would write poems in French and Arabic.[2]

She performed at the Jazzablanca festival in 2017.[3][4]

Inspiration[edit]

Her father introduced her to the music of his time time, and she grew up listening to Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel, Nina Simone, and Édith Piaf.[2] She has expressed interest in the music of Thom Yorke, Fairouz, Benjamin Clementine, Majida El Roumi, and Björk; the lyrics of Matthew Bellamy and Tania Saleh; and the production of Max Richter and Brian Eno.[2] She also admires the directors Tim Burton and Nadine Labaki for their soundtracks.[2]

Meryem[edit]

Her debut album, Meryem, was released by Animal 63 May 29, 2020.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Listen to “Deeply” by Meryem Aboulouafa, retrieved 2020-05-30
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Introducing Casablanca-hailed singer-songwriter Meryem Aboulouafa". Wonderland. 2020-03-13. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  3. ^ Yabiladi.com. "Meryem Aboulouafa, la voix qui envoûte le public italien et indonésien". www.yabiladi.com (in French). Retrieved 2020-05-31.
  4. ^ "Meryem Aboulouafa enchante le public de Jazzablanca". 2M (in French). Retrieved 2020-05-31.