Ibrahim Maalouf is already a genuine star in France and his reputation is spreading worldwide. A trumpeter and also a composer/arranger/producer, Ibrahim Maalouf enjoys extraordinary popularity for an instrumentalist.

His laurels to date include “Victoire du Jazz” Awards in the categories “Instrumental Discovery” (2010) and “Artist of the Year” (2013) and the “Grand Prix” from Rights’ Society SACEM; Ibrahim Maalouf was honoured by the French State as “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” in 2014, and that same year he was awarded the “Victoire” in the World Music category for his album Illusions, a first in the history of France’s “Victoires de la Musique” awards.

In 2015 Ibrahim Maalouf received a Nomination at the French film-industry’s “César” Awards, Best Original Music, for his work on the film Yves Saint-Laurent (director Jalil Lespert).

impulse! is pleased to announce the release of his next two albums to come from Ibrahim Maalouf.

Inspired by the great Egyptian singer Oum Kalthoum, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her passing, Kalthoum and Red and Black Light will be available worldwide next autumn.