Ibrahim Maalouf is already a genuine star in France and his reputation is spreading worldwide. A trumpeter and composer / arranger / producer, Ibrahim Maalouf enjoys extraordinary popularity for an instrumentalist.
His laurels to date include « Victory of the Jazz » Awards in the categories « Instrumental Discovery » (2010) and « Artist of the Year » (2013) and the « Grand Prix » from Rights’ Society SACEM; Ibrahim Maalouf was honored by the French State as « Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters » in 2014, and that same year he was awarded the « Victory » in the World Music category for his album Illusions, a first in the history of France’s « Victories of Music » awards.
In 2015 Ibrahim Maalouf received a Nomination for the French film-industry’s « Cesar » Awards, Best Original Music, for his work on the Yves Saint-Laurent film (director Jalil Lespert).
Impulse! is pleased to announce the release of his two albums to come from Ibrahim Maalouf.
Inspired by the great Egyptian singer Oum Kalthoum, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her passing, Kalthoum and Red and Black Light will be available worldwide next autumn.