Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Sallah Ali (Seattle) received a 2008 GAP to defray production costs for “Hybrid,” a CD which will fuse musical genres such as jazz and classical with Ali’s World/Arabic sound. Each track on the CD will start out as a standard piece from a different genre and then transition to Ali’s style, reflecting the unique way he hears various forms and disciplines of music. He also hopes to positively and creatively represent his Arabic heritage in contrast to the negative stereotype of Arabs as being “Muslim Extremists” or “Terrorists.” This project will demonstrate how a group of multi-disciplinary musicians can successfully collaborate while reflecting their primary genres.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.