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
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
 —  — Egypte Biladi / Festival du Monde Arabe 2017 Le Cagibi, Montréal Le Cagibi, Montréal
 —  — Ali Omar El-Farouk And Hany Bedair: Live At Madaar مـدار ٢ شارع ١١ - Madaar, Cairo, Egypt مـدار ٢ شارع ١١ - Madaar, Cairo, Egypt
 —  — Ali Omar El-Farouk Live At Madaar مـدار ٢ شارع ١١ - Madaar, Cairo, Egypt مـدار ٢ شارع ١١ - Madaar, Cairo, Egypt
 —  — Ensemble Kalthoumiyyaat Live At Kaza Maza Kazamazamtl, Montréal Kazamazamtl, Montréal
 —  — Ensemble Kalthoumiyyaat Live At Kaza Maza Kazamazamtl, Montréal Kazamazamtl, Montréal
 —  — Mazaag Live at Kaza Maza Kazamazamtl, Montréal Kazamazamtl, Montréal
Mazaag Live at KazaMaza Kazamazamtl, Montréal Kazamazamtl, Montréal
 —  — Mazaag Live at Resonance Café Resonance Café, Montréal Resonance Café, Montréal
Tania Mesa & Ali El Farouk: Live at KazaMaza Kazamazamtl, Montréal Kazamazamtl, Montréal
Tania Mesa & Ali El Farouk: Live at Cafe Aunja Café Aunja, Montréal Café Aunja, Montréal