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Anouar Brahem


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Anouar Brahem (Arabic: أنور ابراهم) is a Tunisian (middle eastern lute) player and composer who is widely regarded as an innovator in his field. Performing for primarily a audience, he fuses music, music and jazz and has been recording since at least 1991 after becoming prominent in his own country in the late 1980s.

Brahem began studying the at age 10 under the tutelage of Ali Sitri at the National Conservatory of Music in Tunis. In 1987, after six years in Paris, he spent two years as the director of the Ensemble Musical De Ia Ville De Tunis. ECM released his first album (not counting a cassette self-release in his youth) in 1991, called Barzakh.

In playing style, Anouar Brahem is often compared to Rabih Abou-Khalil, though his compositions tend to be more mellow and spare. Most often he utilizes an ensemble of three or four musicians. He has collaborated throughout his career and on several albums with other musicians: Tunisian percussionist Lassad Hosni and violinist Bechir Selmi and Turkish clarinetist Barbaros erkose. He has also performed live concerts with these same ensembles. In addition to these, he worked together with many jazz musicians such as Jan Garbarek, Dave Holland and John Surman. Brahem also played with Paola Damiani’s Orchestre National De Jazz. In his last album, Le Voyage De Sahar (2006), he has come together again with pianist Francois Couturier and accordionist Jean-Louis Matinier .


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  • jessyrocker

    Big Fan Here

    7 May 12:36am Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Love this Music

    10 Apr 7:51pm Reply
  • oO_Saraswati_Oo

    @aliahmadizade Anouar Brahem's listeners aren't all Iranians anymore. Greetings from Canada :)

    11 Jan 2:06am Reply
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  • aliahmadizade

    we are iranians all of Brahem listeners i think :-) like my friend negar ! @darkmo0n16

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • darkmo0n16

    اَز پیشِ تو راهِ رفتنم نیست آخه......

    17 May 2014 Reply
  • sacrissolemnis

    He's in 2009 Documentary "Sounds and Silence" alongside a few other ECM records' artists. The documentary follows Manfred Eicher the founder of ECM records as he travels overseas working with the artists under his label, also features some beautiful live performances. very recommended

    15 Mar 2014 Reply
  • mehran751

    پاره‌مون کردی

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Pincology

    تصدقت بشم لحظه‌ی دیدار نزدیک است.

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • mehran751

    11 Feb 2014 Reply
  • mohsen3

    والاامقامااا پاره شدم بس که ریفرش کردم

    28 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Kreadeth

    یا حضرت عباس! کنسرت تو ایران؟!

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mohsen3

    ناموسا چه فکری کردی "آیز آو ریتا" رو ساختی؟

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • darkmo0n16

    لقای تو چو نباشد، بقای عمر چه سود؟؟؟؟؟

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
  • akbarnasr

    مرگ مگر مرگ مگر مرگ مگر

    29 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Metaknite

    brahem seems like a lovely fellow

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • akbarnasr

    ورای حد تقریر است.....

    25 Jul 2013 Reply

    من طلب اندر طلبم تو طرب اندر طربی / آن طربت در طلبم پا زد و برگشت سرم جاکش نصف شبی

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Feejee

    таке собі =|

    16 Jun 2013 Reply
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