Born in Fes, Morocco in 1957 and living in France since 1978, Khalid Kouhen is recognized as one of the most talented percussionist of his generation. The richness and skill of his craft as well as the varied flavors of his instrumentation are highly coveted in the contemporary music scene.
Khalid is very accomplished in contemporary music, jazz, pop, world music, and in many traditional repertoires, such as Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Indian… He became famous, in the ranks of Archie Shepp, Chico Freeman, Glenn Ferris, Claude Barthelemy, Pandit Shankar Ghosh, El Hadj N’Diaye, Majid Bekkas, Karima Skalli, Paddy Kelly…
Musician without borders and an inspired improviser, he excels both in the compositions and arrangements for percussion ensembles.
You’ll be happy to discover his upcoming work “Sillage,” developed and recorded in collaboration with vocalist Marylene Ingremeau and a few other prestigious artists such as Jonas Knutsson, soprano saxophone, and Sandip Chatterjee, Indian santoor.