Rabih Abou-Khalil Quartet
Rabih Abou-Khalil, oud
Mateusz Smoczyński – violin,
Krzysztof Lenczowski, cello
Jarrod Cagwin, drums, percussion
Rabih Abou-Khalil is a border crosser between worlds, moving from traditional Arabic music
Rabih Abou-Khalil is a border crosser between worlds, moving from traditional Arabic music and European classical music to open jazz. Like a wanderer between cultures, the Lebanese-born oud virtuoso and composer combines Arabic, European and American music into a highly intelligent melange, far removed from any world music fashions. With an alert mind, a high level of playful and compositional competence, and a good dose of humor, he succeeds in an extraordinary way in merging the often contrasting worlds.