Bouchaib Abdelhadi
A native of Casablanca, Morocco, Bouchaib has enjoyed a distinguished musical career on both sides of the Atlantic.
After performing throughout the kingdom of Morocco, he arrived in the United States in the early 1990s where he has become a much-sought-after multi-instrumentalist and vocalist of Middle Eastern and North African traditions. Bouchaib plays the dombek, oud, violin and sings in French and Arabic.  

Recent career highlights include a 2002 collaboration with Pharoah Sanders on music for Alonzo King's Lines Ballet Company, recording for Omar Sosa's CD (SENTIR), performing with Stephen Kent, and Trance Mission, as well as critically acclaimed performances at the 1998 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.  In 2003, Bouchaib composed and performed "Heart Song" for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and played with Carlos Santana at Stern Grove in San Francisco.  Bouchaib has also worked with artists from such diverse music traditions as Klezmer, Hindustani, jazz, and rock.