Trailblazing pianist transforms khaleeji music
Inspired by the common black roots of Khaleeji music and jazz, weaves refined cadences.
— La Libération
Arabic modes run in his fingers as much as jazz, his playground... a remarkable rhythmic tonicity.
— Le Monde
Luminous music anchored in jazz harmony and in Arab traditions. No kitsch postcards here, but a joyous and thoughtful vision.
— Télérama
A piano in each hand.
— L'Agenda Culturel
Shimmering spidery piano godliness.
— Time Out
Provocative improvisation with a touch of thrilling angularity.
— All About Jazz
A Jazz Virtuoso
— Prestige Mag
A magician with his chromatics and disquieting passing tones.
— New York Music Daily
A world-jazz heard nowhere else that rocks and airs our eardrums.
— TSF Jazz

 Available worldwide in digital stores & all Virgin MENA Stores.  (click below to be directed) ---- photos by Vartan Kelechian

Available worldwide in digital stores & all Virgin MENA Stores. (click below to be directed) ---- photos by Vartan Kelechian

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WATCH the behind-the-scenes of PENINSULAR

Tarek Yamani: Piano
Elie Afif: Bass
Khaled Yassine: Drums
Wahid Mubarak: Percussion
Ahmad Abdel Rahim: Percussion
Adil Abdallah: Guest Vocals

Recorded in Dubai
Mixed & mastered in New York

Video by Rawad El Hachem

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The Phrygian Suite:
Bach performed on an Inverted Keyboard

Video + Essay



Watch the trailer of I SAY DUST, a short film by Darine Hotait which I scored and which screened in 70+ festivals around the world, on BBC, Sundance TV and AMC network.

Winner Best Creative Short
21st Med Film Festival, Rome

Winner Best Short Fiction Jury Special Award
Woman Media Art & Film Festival, Sydney

Winner Best Short Fiction
Herat International Women Film Festival, Afghanistan

Winner Jury Special Mention Award
5th Latin Arab Film Festival, Argentina

Jury Special Mention Award for Best Short Fiction
12th Lebanese Film Festiva

LIKE SALT (coming soon)



Polyrhythm Exercises - available eBook & paperback
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36 Descriptions and Transcriptions of rhythms from the Arabian Gulf - available eBook & paperback - click to learn more

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