- Sharon Stone wrote and performed her own lyrics concerning the state of the world for jazz musician Ibrahim Maalouf's "Our Flag"
Renowned jazz trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf delighted crowds on Friday with a concert in Beirut, bringing life to an area battered by Lebanon's economic meltdown and the catastrophic Aug. 4 port explosion. "Because of what is happening now in the region and in Lebanon, it makes it even more important to be here, to play music in the streets, in the venues," Maalouf, a French-Lebanese citizen born in Beirut, told Reuters. Maalouf, 40, helped raise some 2 million euros for Lebanon with a charity conThanks for your feedback!
A French appeals court on Wednesday overturned a child sex assault conviction for Franco-Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, annulling a suspended prison sentence handed down in November 2018. Maalouf, 39, was found guilty of assaulting a 14-year-old schoolgirl who was doing work experience at his music studio in a suburb southeast of Paris in 2013. Now an adult, the woman testified that Maalouf kissed her on two occasions, and grabbed her in a sexual manner without her consent.Thanks for your feedback!
MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - An all-star cast of musicians from Ibrahim Maalouf to Mos Def, Robert Glasper and Monty Alexander celebrated producer Quincy Jones at an epic Montreux concert that ended just before dawn on Monday.Thanks for your feedback!
Paris-based company Indie Sales has acquired Claus Drexel’s politically engaged documentary feature “America,” the helmer’s anticipated follow up to “On the Edge of the World.” “America” unfolds in November 2016, when the United States was about to elect its new president. Drexel traveled to Arizona and zoomed in on folks living on the margins of society […]Thanks for your feedback!
By Stephanie Nebehay MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ibrahim Maalouf brought his bold, brassy sound to the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, moving from trumpet to piano solos as he blended jazz with melodies influenced by the Orient. The French-Lebanese trumpet player and composer, making his first appearance since 2006, followed veteran George Benson who performed for the 25th time on the famed Swiss stage. Quincy Jones, producer of Benson's 1980 mega-hit "Give Me The Night" and a formeThanks for your feedback!
Oneohtrix Point Never has won the Soundtrack Award at this year's Cannes Film Festival for his original score to the crime thriller Good Time, beating out Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, Jed Kurzel, and Ibrahim Maalouf. Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, the film stars Robert Pattinson as a bank robber who tries to break his brother…Thanks for your feedback!
For star trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, famed for his award-winning film soundtracks and jazz-inspired mixing of eastern and western sounds, improvisation is "a way of life". "Improvisation is a discipline that people don't understand well," the Franco-Lebanese musician, who has played with Sting and Elvis Costello among others, told AFP. "For me it symbolises and sums up perfectly the best way to live, alongside each other," he said during a trip to Lebanon to prepare for a July concert at a festThanks for your feedback!
By Stephanie Nebehay MEZIERES, Switzerland (Reuters) - Usher, Lauryn Hill, Macy Gray and Erykah Badu are booked to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival during its 51st edition, organizers said on Thursday. The eclectic lineup for the June 30-July 15 event includes Ibrahim Maalouf, Beth Ditto of indie rock band Gossip, Phoenix, as well the "Two Brians" double billing of Brian Ferry of Roxy Music and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.Thanks for your feedback!