DHAFER YOUSSEF

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DHAFER YOUSSEF

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Youssef Dhafer at Moers Festival, June 2006, Germany



Background Information

Born: 1967 (age 43–44) Tunisia

Genres: Sufi, Qawwali Jazz Fusion, New Age, World Music, avant-garde, Electronica

Occupations: Musician

Instruments: Oud, Vocal

Years active: 1990–present

Labels: Enja Records

Website >> http://www.dhaferyoussef.com/<<

Notable Instruments: Oud


Dhafer Youssef (Arabic: ظافر يوسف‎) (born 1967 in Teboulba, Tunisia) is a composer, singer,and oud player. He developed an interest in jazz at an early age and clandestinely listened to it during his education at a Qur'anic school. He later left Tunisia to start a jazz career and has lived in Europe since 1990, usually in Paris or Vienna. He also works in avant garde and world music where he has been nominated for awards. He has released four albums of his own and also did notable work with Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu and the Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset. He indicates an affinity for the Music of India and Nordic music. He was a guest artist on the Norwegian jazz artist Bugge Wesseltoft's album FiLM iNG. Youssef has also performed with Uri Caine, Jon Hassell, Markus Stockhausen, Nguyên Lê and the Cuban pianist Omar Sosa. In 2001 he recorded Electric Sufi with the ex-Sugar Hill Gang and Tackhead, rhythm section of Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish.
Discography
Blue Planet - Peace for Kabul (with Lenny MacDowell and Hakim Ludin) (1997)
hot ROOM (also featuring Otto Lechner, Wolfgang Puschnig, Achim Tang) (1998)
Malak (1999)
Electric Sufi (2002)
Digital Prophecy (2003)
Odem (with Wolfgang Puschnig and Jatinder Thakur) (2005)
Divine Shadows (2006)
Glow (with Wolfgang Muthspiel) (2007)
Abu Nawas Rhapsody (2010)


Dhafer Youssef Quartet performing at the 'Jazz Onze Plus' festival in Lausanne 28 oct 2006. Dhafer Youssef on oud and voice, Eivind Aarset on guitar, Audun Erlien on bass and Rune Arnesen on drums. Song title: 'Odd Poetry'. from Dhafer's 2006 Jazzland release 'Divine Shadows'.
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