Alaa Zouiten was born in Casablanca, Morocco, where he began his career as a master performer of the oud. Alaa moved to Germany in 2009, where he continued to experiment with the stylistic, technical and aesthetic possibilities of his instrument. In his compositions and arrangements, Alaa constantly seeks new musical perspectives. As a curator, he has organised several successful events including the Gnaoua Festival of Berlin. Alaa is currently working on his new album ‘Aficionado, Laùd Flamenco’, which combines two great musical traditions: flamenco, and Andalusian/north African music.
It was a great experience to be part of this project. I learned a lot from all participants, both humanly and musically. (Alaa Zouiten)