About

Ali Omar El-Farouk is an active Egyptian/Canadian guitar/oud player based out of Montreal and Cairo. His versatile musical vocabulary is a result of his privileged exposure to both western and eastern cultures. He spent years studying jazz as well as classical Arabic music, always seeking to find common ground where both cultures meet and complement one another. He has worked in jazz groups, rock/blues/pop bands, all the way to Middle Eastern and flamenco ensembles. His performances include the Festival Du Monde Arabe, Festival Nuits D’Afrique, Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques Festival, and Festival Sefarad in Montreal as well as the Cairo Jazz Festival and the Jazz Mania Festival in Cairo. Ali’s first album ‘Ela Mataa?’ was released in January 2019.

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Previous events

Date Event Location
(EET, UTC+02) (EET, UTC+02) Maqamat Trio at Room Garden City ROOM Art Space & Café - Garden City, Cairo ROOM Art Space & Café - Garden City, Cairo
 —  — Ali Omar El-Farouk INVITES Surprise Singer ROOM Art Space & Café - Garden City, Cairo ROOM Art Space & Café - Garden City, Cairo
 — (EET, UTC+02)  — (EET, UTC+02) Ali Omar El-Farouk INVITES Djaïma ROOM Art Space & Café - Garden City, Cairo ROOM Art Space & Café - Garden City, Cairo
 —  — Ali Omar El-Farouk INVITES Nadine El Seragy at Room Garden City ROOM Art Space & Café - Garden City, Cairo ROOM Art Space & Café - Garden City, Cairo
 —  — Ali Omar El-Farouk INVITES Nathalie Bichara at Room Garden City ROOM Art Space & Café - Garden City, Cairo ROOM Art Space & Café - Garden City, Cairo
Yehya Khalil And All That Jazz Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria
Yehya Khalil - Egyptian Jazz Fusion Band Cairo Opera House, Cairo Cairo Opera House, Cairo
Maqamat Trio at Room Garden City ROOM Art Space & Café - Garden City, Cairo ROOM Art Space & Café - Garden City, Cairo
Sellah Cultural Program Opening Concert St. John the Baptist Church, Cairo St. John the Baptist Church, Cairo
Ali Omar El-Farouk Trio at Room Garden City ROOM Art Space & Café, Cairo ROOM Art Space & Café, Cairo
Yehya Khalil & All That Jazz Alexandria Opera‎, Alexandria Alexandria Opera‎, Alexandria
 —  — Retour ... Aux Sources Du Flamenco Online Event, Montreal Online Event, Montreal
 —  — Ali Omar El-Farouk & Naeem Shanwar Online Event, Montreal Online Event, Montreal
Soirée spéciale "Chez COCO présente" du tango LIVE! La Milonga Chez COCO, Montreal La Milonga Chez COCO, Montreal
 —  — Spectacle Intime - Florence et Ali Saudosa Maloca, Montreal Saudosa Maloca, Montreal
 —  — Notre soirée spéciale "La Milonguita des Artistes" du mois! Le Cafe Des Artistes, Dorval Le Cafe Des Artistes, Dorval
 —  — Lancement d'album // Ela Mataa? - FMA 2018 (gratuit) La Vitrola, Montréal La Vitrola, Montréal
Cuadro Cinco - Flamenco sin Fronteras Mambo Fit Studio, Montréal Mambo Fit Studio, Montréal
Ali Omar El-Farouk with Mike De Masi and Joseph Khoury Casa del Popolo, Montréal Casa del Popolo, Montréal
 —  — Mazaag Au Musée D’Art De Joliette Mazaag Au Musée D’Art De Joliette, Joliette Mazaag Au Musée D’Art De Joliette, Joliette