Driss El Maloumi

The virtuosity of the Lute

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  • Driss El Maloumi Oud, Voice
  • Lahoucine Baqir Percussion, Voice
  • Saïd El Maloumi Percussion, Voice
  • Karima El Maloumi Voice

Aswat / The sounds

Duration: 75 minutes without intermission


The music of Driss El Maloumi, Moroccan virtuoso of the lute, is a continuous search for the tarab – a state of “musical ecstasy”, a wonderment for both the one who plays and the one who listens to the notes inducing such a moment of sublimation. Trained in both classical traditions, Arabic and Western, El Maloumi stands out for his versatility and richness of execution that have led him to be a close collaborator of artists moving between erudite and traditional creation, such as Jordi Savall, Françoise Atlan or Ballaké Sissoko. Always with the rapture on the horizon.

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