Zekkereya El-magharbel

Lampo Annex

Monadnock Building
53 West Jackson Boulevard #1656
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Zekkereya El-magharbel celebrates the psychology of harmonic theory found across the Islamic world, with a new boundary-pushing performance created for small audiences in the 10 x 20-foot Lampo office.

Zekkereya El-magharbel (b.1995, Philadelphia, Pa.) is a trombonist, composer, and visual artist based in Detroit. Their current practice explores North African Maqam and adjacent Afro-Arab sonic histories.

In addition to their solo practice, they are a member of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra in Los Angeles, where they lived for many years, tombstar (with eddy kwon, Isabel Crespo Pardo and Lesley Mok), and Wendy Eisenberg’s Eye Music. They have worked with various artists, including Angel Bat Dawid, Tyshawn Sorey, Corey Smythe, Jaimie Branch, Steve Lehman, George Lewis, Li Harris, and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. El-magharbel has performed at Roulette, Brooklyn; the Bang on a Can Music Series at the Noguchi Museum, New York; Black Science Fiction at National Sawdust, Brooklyn, and other venues, and lectured at Lehman College for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Recent recordings include Daytimes / Nighttimes (Dinzu Artefacts).