INTERVIEW: Nidal Ibourk ‘Talks’ about Artistry and Life after the ‘Voice’

Nidal Ibourk was in Canada earlier this week, making last-minute preparations for a Live performance in the beautiful city of Montreal.  In an interview with SOMOROCCAN, she speaks about her life and debut, her upcoming shows and performances  and reveals her new song with Noamane Lahlou, and much more.

Photo Courtesy of Nidal Ibourk

Photo Courtesy of Nidal Ibourk

Born and raised in Morocco, Nidal left home in 2006 to pursue her higher education in the US, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications followed by a Master’s degree in Human Ressources.  Her love for music accompanied her throughout her journey. “I was very young when I first started singing on TV and competitions in 2M tv, Nojoom al Ghad, Nojoom wa Nojoom’.

In the US, Nidal decided to pursue her love for music. Not many people knew about her then.  But, her beautiful voice and talent allowed her to perform classical arabic music and reach out to a much larger audience.   In collaboration with oud and violin virtuoso and composer Simon Shaheen, Nidal performed in major venues and cities in North America: Toronto, New York City, Michigan, Wisconsin, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Orlando, to cite a few.

2014 was a major and important year for Nidal Ibourk.  It marked her participation in the vocal music competition, sponsored by MBC, the Voice in Lebanon, which gave her work a great international exposure. ‘It was a good opportunity for people to know me more’ Working with artists such as Assi Helani was so special.

Nidal has also focused on her own production by releasing new singles. In 2014, she released “Lilatna”, produced by Simo Filali.

Sawl Kalbi, written by zakaria haddani and composed by redouane dirby, followed in 2015.

Since then, Nidal performed in famous events and festivals all over the world.  She participated in internationally renowned Festivals: Mawazine in Rabat, Festival Timitar, and was a guest star on various TV shows and programs.

Her latest video clip Lmadi, released this year is a success.  She is also working on a new single with Morocco’s renowned composer and distinguished artist Noamane Lahlou.

When asked about her favorite moroccan beauty product,  Nidal swears by Argan oil, as she is originally from Agadir and products made out of aloe vera.  Her favorite moroccan food is, without a doubt, the famous moroccan Tagine with prunes and B’stilla, enjoyed while sipping some moroccan tea.

You can also view other shows and concerts on Nidal’s youtube channel.  To Follow Nidal Ibourk on social media please note her official accounts:www.facebook.com/nidalibourk.officiel www.instagram.com/nidalibourk www.twitter.com/nidalibourk

 

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