We are excited to be presenting Ali's debut at Barbes next week! Ali is a great Egyptian/Canadian oudist and guitarist, coming all the way down from Montreal to perform a solo set of oud repertoire. Don't miss it!
Ali Omar El-Farouk
7pm Wednesday August 9th, 2023
Barbes - 376 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
In his first ever performance at Barbes, Ali Omar El-Farouk presents a selection of some of his favourite pieces that bring out the spirit and sound of the oud. In an intimate solo performance, Ali will perform a repertoire that includes pieces from the Classical Arabic repertoire as well as compositions by Sayed Darwish, Mohamed Abd El Wahab, Ömer Faruk Tekbilek, and Anouar Brahem. Ali will also present some of his own compositions.
Ali Omar El-Farouk is an Egyptian/Canadian guitarist and oud player from Cairo and Montreal. He is an active performer, teacher and composer with a professional career spanning more than two decades with performances in Egypt, Canada, U.S.A., Turkey, and Spain.
His versatile musicianship is a result of his exposure to western and eastern cultures. He spent years studying jazz music, classical Arabic music, western classical music, and flamenco music. He has worked in jazz groups, rock/blues/pop bands, and Middle Eastern and flamenco ensembles. His performances include many festivals in Montreal and Cairo.
His first album ‘Ela Mataa?’ was recorded in Montreal and released in 2019. He holds a Licentiate degree in Jazz Performance from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, one of Canada’s top music institutes, and a Bachelor’s degree with Distinction in Jazz Studies from Concordia University in Montreal.