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Ibrahim Maalouf

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The award winning trumpeter presents a new show, Capacity to Love, joined by special guests.

One of the most popular artists on the French music scene, Ibrahim Maalouf blends genres – mixing rap and jazz with Middle Eastern influences. Performing his sixteenth album – a collaboration with cutting edge rap and jazz artists – tonight he is joined onstage by François Delporte (guitar), Frank Woeste (keyboards) Yacha Berdah (trumpet, keyboards) and Henry Was (drums), with more guests to be announced.

Ibrahim Maalouf has been writing and performing for over fifteen years, including at New York’s Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and the Bercy Accor Arena in Paris. He last performed at the Barbican in the 2015 EFG London Jazz Festival.

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