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Sometimes traditional Arabic, sometimes classical, close to flamenco with Afro-Cuban sonority or funk, Ziad El Ahmadie is part of “unclassified artist”. So to keep things simple, we tidy it in the oriental fusion. He is Oud player, singer and composer.
His career started in 1992 with the founding of the “Chromatic Band”. He gave concerts and recitals, beginning with the prestigious universities in Beirut and then in the following countries (Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Tunisia, Morocco, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium and USA).
With three albums (“Bilbal” in 2003, “Beyond Traditions” in 2006 and “Silent Wave” in 2009) to his credit, Ziad El Ahmadie loves mixtures. In his three albums, he composed tunes where we can listen to Arabic rooted melodies but at the same time mingled and mixed with other cultural elements like instrumentation, rhythms, harmony and orchestration.
In 2004, he collaborated with the Swiss composer Robert Clerc and played solo Oud in two of Robert’s Operas “A l’ombre du grand arbre”, and “OperAdon” in 2008 where he also participated as co-composer and Oud player.
Since 2006 till present time, he composed music for many TV series (18 Series sound tracks). He also composed music for films (10 films). He also made sound designs and composed music for plays since he was student at Lebanese American University (10 plays).
Close to education, Ziad El Ahmadie was the head of Drama and Music departments in Le Lycee National (1999 till 2014) where he established his choir and participated with them in many local festivals and won with them many competitions in Lebanon. At present, he is an instructor at the Lebanese International University (LIU) teaching music courses since 2013. In LIU, he is lecturing in music theory as an elective course and in music methods for home class teachers for education majored students.