Karim Ziad

Karim Ziad is a renowned Algerian singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. After performing in a hard rock band in his youth in Algiers, Karim relocated to Paris where he established himself as an acclaimed drummer for many notable groups including Cheb Mami, Khaled and Idir. Also a talented guitarist and guembri player, Karim’s inventive playing and songwriting melds influences from North African music, including Chaâbi, Gnawa and Raï, with contemporary jazz and electronica.