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Pierre Bensusan - Guitar & Voice

If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and diverse world musicians of our time.

His name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique.

* 2014 IMA, Award for Best Live Perfomance Album (Encore)

* 2008 Best World Music Guitar Player, Guitar Player Magazine USA

* 2002 AFIM, Award for Best Acoustic Instrumental Album (Intuite)

* 1976 Grand Prix du Disque, Montreux Festival, Switzerland