Mexico / Ciudad de Mexico / Ciudad de Mexico
Hicham Billouch, a Moroccan musician, seeks to explore new musical avenues and possibilities.
Billouch studied music at the Royal Conservatory of Marrakech and graduated as a pianist. He also plays violin, lute, guitar and feel.
As a teenager he began working in cabarets in Marrakech such as Hotel Sahara Inn, Rotana and VIP Club and Hotel Semiramis in Casa Blanca.
In Morocco he played for singers such as Ahmed Adawiyya from Egypt, Fares Karam from Lebanon and Mohamed Reda, Pinhas and Badr Sultan from Morocco.
He also participated in the Mawazin Festival organized by the Government of Morocco and worked in the organization of musical events such as the Green March Festival.
In France he played with Maqam al Ushaq, a Moorish music group, at the Corsican Mediterranean Music Festival and the International University Music Festival in Ville de Belfort, France.
In Mexico, he created Nour Morocco, an Arabic music ensemble, with local musicians. Nour Morocco has participated in international festivals such as Lerdantino (Durango), Festiva Toluca and Calimaya (State of Mexico) and the International Book Fair of Córdoba (Veracruz). He also played at the Lebanese restaurant Adonis de Polanco.
In Mexico City, he organized a belly dance contest and also published a book with the Spanish translation of 40 Arabic songs.
His record production includes 3 CDS: Salam, Qamar and Kalimat, with covers of Arabic songs and his own compositions.
“Music for me is like oxygen and I will never give up my passion”
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