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Electric Sufi

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Birth Place: Tunisia
Years Active: 1990-present
Genres: Sufi, Qawwali Jazz Fusion, New Age, World Music, Avant-garde, Electronica

Dhafer Youssef (born 1967 in Teboulba, Tunisia) is a composer, singer, and oud player. He developed an interest in jazz at an early age and clandestinely listened to it during his education at Qur'anic school. He later left Tunisia to start a jazz career and has lived in Europe since 1990, usually in Paris or Vienna. He also works in avant garde and world music where he's been nominated for awards. He has released four albums of his own and also did notable work with Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu and the Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset. He indicates an affinity for the Music of India and Nordic music. He was a guest artist on the Norwegian jazz artist Bugge Wesseltoft's album ''FiLM iNG'... Continue Bio >>

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