Ibrahim Maalouf – Illusions + Native Dancer - SOLD OUT
LONDON Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall
SE1 8 XX
Arab music, jazz, the Western classical tradition – all of these elements combine in the wholly individual art of Beirut-born trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, rapidly winning over hearts and minds across Europe with a sound that ‘flares like neon; a voice that definitely comes from a non-Western world, with a silvery tone and liquid phrasing’.
His latest project explores a world of paradox, contradiction and magic, his own playing bouncing off a sumptuously arranged trumpet choir and a fiercely grooving rhythm team.
’I defy anyone not to be seduced by Maalouf’s giddy mix of Eastern and Western rhythms’ (The Times)
The opening set comes from fresh new UK band Native Dancer.