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Jean-Pierre Smadja
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Jean-Pierre Smadja (Smadj) Tunisian born, Parisian musician grew up listening to Oriental, Brazilian, funk, soul, and folk music.

Entering a jazz school at age 15 due to his intense interest in the guitar, Smadjs musical development came to be characterized by transforming traditional jazz styles into eclectic sounds.
This interest in the mechanics of making music led Smadj to pursue a degree in sound engineering, which led to a fruitful career as a recording & sound engineer for famous classical and folk musicians.
Releasing his first album in 1994, it wasnt until 2000 that Smadj became recognized on an international scale for his signature blending of acoustic and electronic sounds on Equilibriste, which would ascend on the European World Music Charts to the number 4 position.
In 2002, Smadj joined fellow ud magician, French musician Mehdi Haddab, for a special project that would transport the oud to the 21st century in DuOuD.
Supporting their triumph of an album with a 2 year world tour, the album also received 2nd place in the Best Album category at the prestigious BBC World Music Awards.
In 2003, Smadj joined master percussionist Burhan Öçal for the Kırklareli İl Sınırı and in 2005 he stepped behind the scenes to serve as artistic director for Burhan Öçals New Dream.
He recorded his last album S.O.S released in december in turkey with 2 turkish virtuosos Savas Zurnaci and Orhan Osman.
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BW2149 Smadj - Afrika Meltdown album art Various IL Est Fou ( Frederic Galliano Remix) and 1 more… Various - Afrika Meltdown(CD, Comp, Mixed) M.E.L.T. 2000 BW2149 UK 2001 Sell This Version
0 6700 30241 2 9 Smadj - Geosonic Grooves album art Various Vite Avid Various - Geosonic Grooves(CD, Comp, Mixed) Nutone 0 6700 30241 2 9 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
88082 Smadj - Drum & Tribe Cyber Jam Vol. 3: Oriental Breakbeats album art Various Armatan Various - Drum & Tribe Cyber Jam Vol. 3: Oriental Breakbeats(CD, Comp, Mixed) Black Flame 88082 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
t&j 011 Smadj - Tr's Dust Storm album art E3 (3) Il Est Fou (Galliano Remix) E3 (3) - Tr's Dust Storm(Cass, Ltd, Mixed) Toast And Jam Recordings t&j 011 US 2003 Sell This Version
MZA 032 Smadj - African Meltdown Volume 1 - Padare album art Various Melancolie and 1 more… Various - African Meltdown Volume 1 - Padare(CD, Comp, Mixed) M.E.L.T. 2000 MZA 032 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version

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