Meet Imed Alibi: An Amazing New Singer from Tunisia عماد العليبي

Imed Alibi Is One of Tunisia's Most Talented Rising Musicians.

Here is the song "Oummi امي" (performed with his group Les Boukakes) which is dedicated to all all Moms in Egypt and Tunis. Imed is the song writer of 'Oummi' and the singer is Bachir Mokhtar of les Boukakes band; the song is Imed's composition and he is also the percussionist.

Please scroll down under the video to read Imed's biography in 3 languages (English, Arabic, French) 

To listen to songs by Imad Alibi and Les Boukakes, see the web sites below:

Imed Alibi was born in 1978 in Tunisia. He started playing percussions with groups of oriental classical music.

In 2001 he arrived in France to pursue his studies of translation. He accompanied groups of oriental music, flamenco and tzigane music and he participated in theater, music and dance spectacles.One year later, in 2002, Imed started playing with "Les Boukakes", a fusion group between rock music, raï and gnawa.

Between 2002 and 2004, the group has been on tour in France and in Portugal .
In 2004, the group has been selected at the "Printemps De Bourges." The next year Imed toured with Les Boukakes abroad in: Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Morocco, Tenerife, ...
In 2006, they've been on tour in 15 country, and participated at the "Sziget Festival" in Budapest, the "Roots Festival" in Amsterdam an also at the "Sakifo" in La Réunion.
2007 he played at the "Paleo Festival" in Nyon, "Montreal Jazz Festival" together with Les Boukakes and Rachid Taha, in Agadir at the "Timitar Festival", "Festival Suds" In Arles, "Fiesta" in Sète and Les Bouakes also have been on tour in Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.

Imed participated in the recording of the album "Bledi" by Les Boukakes as well as author, composer and percussionist. He also participated at other albums, for example the last one of Ziskakan, a group of La Réunion who represents another merge experience of oriental rhythms, with "maloya." He was invited to accompany the group for concerts in Montpellier and at Saint-Leu at La Réunion.

He is working actually with tunisian artist Emel Mathlouthi. Among the Boukakes, he helps at the communication with the medias and he was interviewed by ARTE; RFI; RTBF; RMTC, THE PRAGUE POST; FROOTS; RSR;Fr3,...
The Boukakes were nominated for the BBC RADIO 3 AWRDS 2007.

ولد عماد العليبي في عام 1978 في تونس. بدأ العزف ألإيقاع مع مجموعات موسيقية من الموسيقى الكلاسيكية الشرقية. في 2001 وصل إلى فرنسا لمتابعة دراساته في الترجمة. ورافق مجموعة من الموسيقى الشرقية ، والفلامنكو والموسيقى غجري وشارك في المسرح سنة واحدة في وقت لاحق ، في عام 2002 ، بدأ عماد العليبي العزف مع "Les Boukakes" ، وهي مجموعة تدمج بين الفيوجن و الروك و الراي. بين عامي 2002 و 2004 ، كانت المجموعة في جولة في فرنسا والبرتغال, سويسرا ، بلجيكا ، ألمانيا ، المغرب. وشارك عماد العليبي في تسجيل ألبوم "بلادي" مع مجموعة "Les Boukakes" كملحن ومؤلف وعازف إيقاع. وشارك أيضا في البومات أخرى مع عدة مجموعات. عماد العليبي يعزف حاليا مع الفنانة التونسية أمال مثلوثي و يعزف مع "Les Boukakes" في نفس الوقت

Imed Alibi est né en 1978 en Tunisie. Il commence par jouer des percussions avec des groupes de musique orientale classique..

En 2001, il arrive en France pour poursuivre des études de traduction... Il accompagne des groupes de musique orientale, de flamenco et de musique tzigane et il participe à des spectacles de théâtre, de musique et de danse... Un an plus tard, en 2002, Imed commence à jouer avec "Les Boukakes", un groupe de fusion entre la musique rock, la musique raï et le gnawa.... Avec eux il fait une tournée dans 26 pays en Europe,Canada,le Maroc,Qatar,la réunion dans des festivals comme le Sziget,Paléo,Sakifo,Le Prientemps de Bourges..jouant en première partie de plusieurs artistes comme Mami,dibango,Aubert,Lavilliers..Et il a également acompagné Les Boukakes et Rachid Taha a Montreal Jazz Festival..

Imed a participé à l'enregistrement des albums "Bledi"et Marra des Boukakes en tant qu'auteur et compositeur. Il a également pris part à d'autres albums, dont le dernier de Ziskakan, un groupe de la Réunion qui représente une autre expérience de fusion de rythmes orientaux, avec la "maloya"et Koalas Desperados avec Laura Lopez Castro,Hector gomez,....le prochain Album de Watcha Clan,il travaille aussi sur une musique de film documentaire pour la chaine ARTE. ..Il a accompagné d'autres groupes et d'autres artistes comme Watcha Clan,Mamdouh Bahri ,Michel Marre,Sandra Lipari,Rona Hartner,Hamid Bouchnack,Djerba Internationa,,Emel Mathlouthi,Nainawa..Il prépare actuellement un album de percussions en duo avec Amar Chaoui ...Plusieurs passages sur les médias dont ARTE,FRANCE3,M6,RADIO BBC,RTBF,NESSMA,CANAL 21...

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