Lebanese-French trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf recently revealed in an interview that he is finally fulfilling his “dream” of composing film scores.
Maalouf spoke during an event following the release of “Au Pays d’Alice” (“In the Land of Alice”), his musical take on the British classic fantasy novel “Alice in Wonderland”.
The record mixes Franco-Malian hip-hop artist Oxmo Puccino with a classical orchestra and a children’s choir — the kind of world music work that is winning Maalouf a growing number of fans.
“I don’t just do Oriental music: I do my music. There’s a bit of jazz, a bit of the Orient, a bit of rock, a bit of hip-hop: everything I love and listen to can be found in my music,” he said.
Maalouf, who has won a string of world classical music competitions, is increasingly at ease in London and New York and his British gig was sold out.