Morocco World News, ArabAmerica.com (New York, NY, Oct. 7, 2012) — Moroccan singer Nidal Ibourk is representing Morocco at the international “One World Concert” that takes place October 8-9 in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University in New York State.
The event is dedicated to promoting peace and understanding among cultures, and is being joined by well-known and acclaimed world-class personalities such as the Dalai Lama, Mohammed El Baradai, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as a number of American and international award-winners, such as Swizz Beatz, Natasha Bedingfield, David Crosby, Counting Crows, Roberta Flack, Nelly Furtado, Andy Grammer, Engelbert Humperdinck, Emmanuel Jal, Angélique Kidjo, Liel Kolet, Cyndi Lauper, Andy Madadian, Matisyahu, Nas, Phillip Phillips, A.R. Rahman, Shani Rigsbee, David Sanborn, Joanne Shenandoah, TEAL-ONE97 (including Nidal Ibourk), Voices of Peace Choir, Voices of Afghanistan, and Bebe Winans.
“This is the biggest performance that I have ever done and I am happy and honored to represent my country in this prestigious event,” Ibourk said.
A virtuoso singer, Ibourk performed in January with the Michigan Arab Orchestra in Detroit at Wayne State University. (Click here to see on YouTube).
Last year, Ibourk performed in the October 29 concert “Songs for the People: Voices of the Arab Renaissance” in New York City. Organized by World Music Institute, the event celebrated the second renaissance of Arab music (the era between the 1950s and 1960s, marked the exceptional presence of repertoires representing national pride and identity). The concert featured the ‘Oud’ (lute), renowned violin master Simon Shaheen, and other recognized Arab musical artists in the US.
Her music career has also included live performances at the auditorium of performing arts in San Diego (2011), the Chicago Cultural Center (2009-2010), and the Chicago Sister Cities International Festival in August (2010).
Born in Rabat, Morocco and moved to the U.S. in 2006, Nidal is also an exceptional scholar. Upon graduating with her Bachelor Degree in English Studies from Ibn Tofail University, Nidal received a full scholarship from the U.S. State Department to complete her postgraduate studies at Kent State University.