Enja, 9367-2, 2000
label website, artist e-mail

Enja, 9412-2, 2001
label website, artist e-mail
Expatriate singer/composer/oudist Dhafer Youssef has made VIenna/Austria his home since 1990 and performed his eclectic neo-Sufi music for audiences in France, Germany, Switzlerland as well as his native Tunesia where he began singing in the Islamic style at the age of 5.


Quoting from his bio, he has been working with "Renaud Garcia-Fons, Markus Stockhausen, Carlo Rizzo, Nguyên Lê, Jatinder Thakur, Sainkho Namchylak, Paolo Fresu, Arto Tuncboyacian, Linda Sharrock, Wolfgang Puschnig, Christian Muthspiel, Jamey Haddad, Iva Bittova, Tom Cora and other great improvisers influenced by world music concepts. He also formed his own ensembles with whom he recorded two previous CD's in 1993 and 1996."

Last year, bassist/producer Bill Lassweel invited Youssef to participatice in the World Festival of Sacred Music in Hiroshima, Japan,May? 2001.

like violinist Zoltan Lantos, bassist Achim Tang, tabla and dolak player Jatinder Thakur, tambourine player Carlo Rizzo, bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons, and drummer Patrice Héral. In 2002, Youssef released Electric Sufi on Enja and added electronic elements and funky grooves to his genre-bending sound

Contact: [email protected]
Booking contact: Uli Fild [email protected]
Franck Féret (Jazz Musiques Productions): [email protected]


Current CD: Electric Sufi - ENJ-9412 2