Ihab Darwish

Emirati composer Ihab Darwish is renowned for combining classical and contemporary, tradition and modernity, big patriotic themes with intimate and personal pieces. But if you ask him about his favorite musical moments, he’ll tell you about his experiments with American Jazz. Ihab credits his love for Hollywood movies and musical scores for influencing his music today. During his second album, Hekayat, he worked closely with American musicians, including Grammy-winning jazz pianist John Beasley, and an international ensemble that bridged East, West and everything in between. Hear how Ihab’s music helps bridge cultures between the two countries.