County: King County
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Sallah Ali received 2008 GAP Award funding to defray production costs for Hybrid, a CD which will fuse musical genres such as jazz and classical with his World/Arabic sound. Each track on the CD will start out as a standard piece from a different genre and then transition to Sallah’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 multidisciplinary musicians can successfully collaborate while reflecting their primary genres.