Khalid Kouhen

Khalid Kouhen, born in Fez in Morocco under the star of cultural diversity and established in France since 1978, is a percussionist without borders. He received the teaching of great percussion masters, such as Pandit Shankar Ghosh, Indian tablas virtuoso and Nicia Ribas d’Avila, Brazilian samba drummer. An eclectic concert artist, Khalid Kouhen collaborates with eminent artists from all walks of life. He brings a personal sound to the music, combining tradition and contemporary music. The virtuosity of his playing and the multiple colors of his instrumentation are highly sought after on international stages. He has been invited to many festivals, including “Paris Jazz Festival” (France), “Jazz Au Chellah” and “Fez Sufi Music Festival” (Morocco), “Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival” (Caribbean), “Førde Traditional and World Music Festival” (Norway)… An inspired improviser and experienced pedagogue, he also excels in composition and arrangements for percussion orchestra.

In residency

May 2023

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