"Vision" - Tarik Banzi (of Al-Andalus)

Tarik Banzi (of Al-Andalus)
  • artist:Tarik Banzi (of Al-Andalus)
  • release year:2002
  • style(s):Arabic, Instrumental
  • country:Morocco
  • formats:CD (Compact Disc),
  • record posted by:Al-Andalus
  • label:Al-Andalus

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The oud, quintessential classical Arabic
music instrument is explored in a series of
solo improvisations, duets, quartets and
innovative use of both acoustic and electric
oud pieces.

TARIK BANZI was born in Tetuan, Morocco
and grew up immersed in the Andalusian
tradition. He lived in Madrid, Spain throughout
the 80's & moved in Flamenco, Jazz and
Middle Eastern music circles. Tarik formed the
group Al-Fatihah with Jewish musicologist Dr.
Javier Sanchez, which has been recognized in
Spain as the first group of Middle Eastern
music.


At the same time Tarik was collaborating and
recording with flamenco masters suchas
Paco de Lucia, Manolo Sanlucar, Enrique
Morente, Jorge Pardo, Carles Benavent and
Carlos Carli where Tarik introduced such
mainstays into the flamenco sound as the
darbuka (dumbek). In the late 80's Tarik &
Julia formed the group Amal together with
Maria Ahmed, Rasgui Boujemaa, together
with Tarik & Rasgui's students Fain Duenas
and Vicente Molina. Fain & Vicente later went
on to from the group Radio Tarifa.


Tarik is a multi-instrumentalist who has
toured Europe and North America extensively.
He composes and performs music for
cinema, theater and television. Tarik
completed his Doctoral studies in Fine Arts at
The Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
(A.B.D.). He is the artistic director as well as
the co-founder, composer and performer of
Al-Andalus.