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Ahmed Fakroun

Ahmed Fakroun

Singer songwriter

Hailing from Benghazi, Libya, Ahmed Fakrun is widely considered the foremost pioneer of modern Arabic World Music. He has collaborated with numerous talented international producers throughout his career - including Papathanassiou Vangelis, Nicholas Nicorelli, Tommy Vance, Classical rock group Enid , Jean Ferre and Mark Harris - and recorded for world-class labels.

An early childhood fascination with rhythmic harmony led to his choice, as first instrument,

of the Fender Precision Electric Bass. This was soon flanked by harmonica, guitar and piano,as well as traditional stringed instruments such as the ud, the mandola and the saz. From the very beginning, he listened intently to music from every corner of the planet - from the Libyan desert and the temples of India to Andalusia cross the Scottish highlands and streets of New York - absorbing a rich variety of influences that would lead to his unique, personal style...