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Watch Tonight's Chat: Ibrahim Maalouf

The French-Lebanese composer, producer and world-awarded musician discusses his life and works

In the next episode of Tonight's Chat, an online interview series exclusively on The National, host Ricardo Karam is in conversation with Ibrahim Maalouf.

Maalouf is a composer, producer and world-awarded musician. Known for his genre-busting music, Maalouf has over the past decade produced, composed and arranged over 15 albums for himself and other artists. He has also composed more than 10 symphonic works. Tapped to work with the famous American record producer Quincy Jones during a concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2017, the trumpet and flugelhorn player has performed all over the world, including right here in the UAE.

On Tonight's Chat, Maalouf discusses his life and works. Born in Beirut in 1980, Maalouf talks about his childhood and his experience fleeing to Paris as a child with his family during the Lebanese Civil War. He also discusses one of his biggest musical influences, his father Nassim.

In previous episodes of Tonight's Chat ...

Prince Turki Al Faisal discussed the evolution of Saudi Arabia in the 21st century, the state of the Middle East, the changing dynamic between the East and the West and much more.

Zaki Nusseibeh discusses his journey to the UAE, the future of Palestine and the role of the Emirates in promoting tolerance around the world, among other subjects.

In the first episode of the series, Thomas Barrack Jr discussed the evolution of the US's role in the region, Arab-American identity, Palestine and Israel, George Floyd and President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, among other subjects.

Updated: July 26, 2020 05:01 PM

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