‘Dhafer Youssef - Street of Minarets’

8 Feb.'23
- 20:30

Combination of the Eastern sound with the Western? Oud master, vocalist and composer Dhafer Youssef is at the vanguard of a movement in contemporary music that brings East and West together. He is building bridges between different music. As one of the most inventive oud players, he has freed the instrument from its traditional role and brought it into jazz.

Dhafer Youssef has played with musicians around the globe, including Herbie Hancock, Husnu Senlendirici and Zakir Hussain. He won the prestigious Dutch Edison Award and BBC Music Awards twice. His high-pitched muezzin voice and voluptuous oud earned him notice at the Echo Jazz. As a figure in the contemporary jazz fusion scene, his music's strange and fascinating beauty is a journey through East and West dialogue.

In Bozar, he will perform his new album `Street of Minarets` as part of his European Tour.

On his forthcoming album, Street of Minarets, Dhafer offers a gift for the dreamers, the lovers, the fighters, and the obscure. What was once an unfinished project that he felt was missing the soul his music usually has, overcoming obstacles of anxiety and vocal surgery during the pandemic would go on to rekindle his eternal love of music and provide him with the motivation he needed to rewrite and rearrange the record. The result is a relatable journey of sufferings and successes, ultimately spotlighting Dhafer’s inspiring resilience.
​​​​​​​Line up for the concert
Dhafer Youssef Oud, Vocal
Mario Rum Trumpet
Daniel Garcia Piano
Swaeli Mbappe Electric bass
Shayan Fathi Drums 

Practical information


Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Sound level

Level 2 ≤ 95 db



29 - 39 - 49 - 59 -


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Companion wheelchair

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