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Kamal Musallam Group
The Cultural Events Committee present Kamal Musallam
Kamal Musallam, the founder of Arabic Fusion bands Kamal Musallam Trio and EastMania, has been expressing himself through music since the age of 3. Born in Kuwait in 1970, and encouraged by his parents for both art and music, he started out playing the piano and the accordion and then picked up the guitar when he was 9.
Musallam developed his skills playing the guitar and the oud and began to fuse together the influences that inspired him, mainly Jazz, Rock, Arabic music and Asian music.
The release of his first album in 2003, called On a Jordan River's Side, under his own label K&G, was highly acclaimed and appreciated on an international scale. Since then he released three more albums: Out Of My City, Lulu (Grammy selection) and Songs For Seung-eun (Grammy selection).
Kamal played along with a big list of renowned artists such as are Bobby Mc Ferrin, Billy Cobham, George Benson, Randy Brecker, Ada Rovatti, Stanely Jordan, Anne Ducros, David Reinhardt, Jorge Pardo (Paco De Lucia Septet) and Francisco Molina, among others.
In 2001 Kamal registered his record label K&G, and Since 2006, he established his music production and promotion company in UAE, KMAC.
Musallam is presently playing a new developed electric oud by Godin, and he has just developed with Ibanez guitars new designs for signature models that can play Arabic quarter tones on guitar, the Ibanez KMM1, and KMA1.
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