We are pleased to announce the exclusive signing of Dhafer Youssef for North America. Considered to be the most inventive oud master today, Dhafer Youssef has been widely hailed internationally as a performer of the highest cultural importance, and is an author of a unique musical style that unites his native North African roots with Jazz. Dhafer Youssef is a best-selling recording artist internationally, particularly in France and just released his new album Diwan Of Beauty and Odd (Sony/OKeh). The 11 compositions in it are an exploration of one of most attractive dualities, that of the beautiful and the strange. With his extraordinary ability to transcend genres and the limits of simple meters, Dhafer plays with the asymmetrical quality of odd meters to deliver a musical feat of intriguing complexity that yet remains infinitely beautiful and apprehensible. The genius of Dhafer lies here, in composing music that expresses through harmony the extraordinary dynamic of opposites animating our world. He will be touring with his quartet in North America from February 2017 onwards and we are setting dates now.
New album audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRmXOxivH9s
New album trailer: