"Moroccan born Driss El Maloumi's “The Oud magician” nickname accurately reflects the remarkable dexterity that he possesses on his Oriental lute. He is considered one of the best composers, innovators and performers of this complex instrument. Maloumi also distinguishes himself by opening the instrument’s traditional repertory to encompass western genres like jazz and baroque music. His passion for books (he has a BA in Arabic literature) also infuses refined and poetic interpretations and instills a dreamy, philosophical quality to his recordings of Sufi music. This ability has enabled him to collaborate with established international musicians such as Jordi Savall, Keyvan Chemirani, Omar Bachir and Paolo Fresu.."
Driss El Maloumi-The Dancing Soul