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Anis Benhallak was born in Chelghoum Laid, a small village in the east of Algeria. A guitarist composer inspired by Aissa El Jarmouni, he started learning music from an early age. During his learning of the Algerian classical music genres Chaabi and Andaloussi, as well as Hawzi and Malouf, he discovered a real talent in himself as a composer by mixing genres. While developing his repertoire, he was also introduced to a variety of new musicians that influenced him, such as Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Cannonball Adderley, Jeff Beck, Weather Report, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Vivaldi, Brahms, and many more. His arrival in France gave him the possibility to gain more knowledge in Jazz and was a turning point in his career as a musician. Playing in different places around the world, it's Paris where he chose to create his music band: Paradoxical Project, which has a genre of its own—an exquisite mixture of Jazz, Rock & Roll, Funk, Afrobeat, and Algerian traditional music.

His music transcends us to his cultural musical heritage while keeping the elegance of Jazz and the energy of Rock & Roll.

We have been able to see his talent in his enchanting melodies around the world. This atypical composer was able to create a universe where modern and traditional musics meet in perfect harmony.
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