Violinist & Guitar with Vocals based in London
Kym’s unique voice blend of musical influences, which includes rumba catalana, flamenco, Latin pop, Gipsy Kings-style fusion, and elements of Arabic Middle Eastern and North African music, illustrates his versatile and diverse approach to music. This fusion of genres provides his audience with a musical experience that is captivating and full of variety.
Mounir, known by most as Moon, has been playing the violin since he was eight. After studying at the legendary El Moussilia Music Academy in Algiers, Moon began to shine in the local scene and was soon performing at the top recording studios and concert halls in Algeria.
Moon’s abundant musical talent extends to many other instruments. He plays the Mandol, several types of percussion, Spanish Guitar, Oud, Bouzouki and Persian Tar. Moon is still pushing the boundaries by getting involved in different projects and taking his music to new artistic territories and far-flung corners of the world.
Once in London, Moon mastered the electric violin and various new effects and techniques borrowed from Jazz, Blues and Soul music. The result was a completely new and exciting style. Also, his distinctive way of playing the violin vertically on his knee and his ability to blend into any style of music intrigued everyone. Before long, he became one of the most in-demand artists, thrilling crowds in concerts all over the capital.
Today, you can catch Moon playing alongside an array of very exciting artists and bands, including legendary percussionists Bikram Ghosh and Pete Lockett, Amar, Hossam Ramzy, John Barnes, Robin Millar, Steve Hillage, Damon Albarn, DJ Naz, DJ Ma Faiza and among others. He also worked for the 2 Seas Record label from Bahrain, co-founded by Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad AI Khalifa at Air Studio in London.
Moon is always present in landmark events such as Womad, Rise Festival and internationally the Anti-Crise, Darbar South Asian Music Festival and Marrakech Film Festivals. His performance at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in the first-ever global satellite broadcast went out to 134 countries around the world. Moon has produced and orchestrated many pieces as a solo artist and scored the BBC documentary “The Boys From Baghdad High”.