AlaaZouiten is an Oud player and composer born in Casablanca (Morocco). currently he is studying ethnomusicology within the department of “Transcultural music studies” at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar in Germany. When he was six years old he began to learn different musical instruments and music theory at a cultural association in Youssoufia (Morocco) were he was also initiated to classical Arabic music. In 2003 he graduated from the Marrakech conservatory (Oud and musical theories) and in 2009 obtained a Bachelor of Art and Philosophy in Erfurt (Germany). In 2013 he released his first album “Hadamakan”and kicked off a tour in Germany. In 2015 he received a grant from the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture to record his second album “Talking oud”. In this album Alaa continued to push back the technical and aesthetic limits of the Oud in a style between Arabic, Andalusian and jazz music. His musical fusion without prejudices does not claim any hierarchical order of musical styles. Alaa uses the infinity of musical diversity in time and space. It is therefore a pure artistic creative process with a tendency to continually propose new musical perspectives to celebrate the beauty of music itself.