(in Tunisian Arabic
أنور براهم) (born on 20 October 1957) is a Tunisian oud
player and composer. He is widely acclaimed as an innovator in his field.
Performing primarily for a jazz
audience, he combines Arab classical music
, folk music
and has been recording since at least 1991, after becoming prominent in his own country in the late 1980s.
After a period back in Tunisia in the late 1980s, when Brahem was appointed director of the Ensemble musical de la ville de Tunis, he toured in the USA and Canada and then signed with ECM Records
with whom he has recorded a series of critically acclaimed albums.
These include "Thimar", recorded with saxophonist John Surman
and bassist Dave Holland
In playing style, Anouar Brahem is often compared to Rabih Abou-Khalil
. 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
clarinetist Barbaros Erköse
He has also performed live concerts with these same ensembles.
Anouar released Blue Maqams
in 2017 with a band that included Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland and Django Bates.
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