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Joy Keys chats with Moroccan Singer Ahmed Soultan

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Ahmed Soultan is a Moroccan singer, considered as one of the leaders of the "Nayda".(new urban Moroccan scene). Ahmed considers his singing style as Afrobian (Afro-Arabian).  He sings in four languages ( Amazigh, Arabic, English and French).

Ahmed  sang with Talib Kweli, Angelique Kidjo and Zap Mama on the “People Power” song. He sung with Ne-Yo on the song Amazing You. Ahmed opened the Tiken Jah Fakoli concert in Dakar. He sung on the original soundtrack of Rhimou, a popular sitcom broadcast in Morocco.

Ahmed’s first album came out in 2005 called TOLERANCE. The hit single from  the album “Ya Salam” is sung in Arabic and English. “Ya Salam” accompanied the opening of MTV Arabia. Second album CODE came out in 2009. The single “Achkide” from the album is sung in Berber and French. In 2011, his song “Jokko” was nominated as best North African song and best African reggae song of the year.

Ahmed’s latest single is called “My Jailer”. Check out the video: http://youtu.be/NNgbHYq2fUI

Ahmed recently won the MTV EMA for Best Africa/Middle East/India & Worldwide act Nominee.

Website: http://www.ahmedsoultan.com/

Twitter: @soultanahmed