Kad Achouri

Also known as K. Achouri, Kad
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/kadachouri

Discography of Kad Achouri:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Latiname 4 Audio 1999-11-00 Malek
2 Come As You Are 2 Audio 2006 Ether
3 Mi Negra 3 Audio 2002 Stern's Music
4 Societe 13 Audio 2005 Beleza Records

Kad Achouri was born to first generation Algerian Berber parents in the small provincial town of Mazamet in the Tarn, south-west France, in 1969.

He began teaching himself to play the piano and briefly attended the music conservatory in Toulouse. Then he moved to Barcelona, where he spent 5 years listening to jazz and hanging out, and finally to London in 1993 where he began to play piano bars to earn a living.

Kad quickly gained a reputation on the London scene, not just as a talented musician but also as a composer and producer – with his own studio in his small west London apartment. A crucial break came for Kad through his friendship with Natacha Atlas.

His debut album ‘Liberté’ was released internationally in 2002 to both critical and commercial acclaim.

Since then, Kad has continued to write, compose, remix and produce, both for himself and others. The others include Vanessa Mae, Femi from Young Disciples, Ivy Mendes and Archie Shepp. Through his publishing deal with BMG Music Publishing he has written a song for Pop Idol in The Netherlands. And he has recently been commissioned to produce an album for a Western Saharan band called Tiris.

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