A politically incorrect blog by Joey Ayoub (Under Renovation)

Ibrahim Maalouf’s “Beirut”

I stumbled upon this beautiful music video entitled “Beirut” which features scenes of Maalouf walking in Beirut.

Winner of the Instrumental Revelation of the Year Victory Prize (Frank Ténot prize) at the “Victoires du Jazz” competition, Ibrahim Maalouf comes from the very distinguished Maalouf family; he is the nephew of author Amin Maalouf, son of trumpeter Nassim Maalouf, and grandson of journalist, poet and musicologist Rushdi Maalouf.

According to his Wikipedia page, at the age of 9 he accompanied his father in a duo throughout Europe and the Middle East, playing a baroque repertoire by Antonio Vivaldi, Henry Purcell and Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni among others. He is noted for playing Arabic music with quarter tones on the trumpet pioneered by his father in the 1960s.

The song is featured on his third album, “Diagnostic” (2011)

About these ads

Leave a Reply - in Elvish or Parseltongue, only.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,005 other followers

%d bloggers like this: