15 17 Oct '24

Karim Baggili

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Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Belgian, of Jordanian - Yugoslav origins, Karim Baggili is a composer, self-taught guitarist, and oud player. He performs regularly in Belgium and also abroad. Additionally, he works on numerous projects as a composer or arranger for albums, documentaries, short films, and feature films.

After his last four albums Douar, Cuatro con Cuatro, Lea & Kash, and Kali City released by homerecords.be, Karim released a new album, "Apollo You Sixteen" under the label Take The Bus.

As a follow-up to his fifth album "Apollo You Sixteen" he presented his new CD "Apollo You Sixteen (Part II) in exclusivity at L'Ancienne Belgique on the 28th of October 2017. He's now on tour with the Apollo You Sixteen Duology. A new album is due this fall.

NOMINATIONS & AWARDS

2000 - Winner of the first prize at the "Open String Festival" in Osnabruck, Germany.
2011 - Nominated at the Octaves de la Musique - World Music category - Album - Lea & Kash
2011 - Nominated at the 10th Independent Music Awards - Best Album for Lea & Kash.
2011 - Winner of the VOX POPULI VOTE - public’s prize at the 10th Independent Music Awards- Best Album- World Beat category for Lea & Kash
2014 - Nominated at the Octaves de la Musique - World Music category - Album - Kali City
2014 - Nominated at the 13th Independent Music Awards - Best Album for Kali City
2016 - Karim has been nominated for the Sabam Awards, category Best film Score for "Waiting for August" by Teodora Mihai.
2017 - Nominated at the Octaves de la Musique - World Music category - Album - Apollo You Sixteen
2018 - Nominated at the Octaves de la Musique - World Music category - Album - Apollo You Sixteen Part 2
2018 - Winner of the Award for 16th Independent Music Awards World Beat Album - Apollo You Sixteen
2018 - Winner of the Award for 16th Independent Music Awards World Beat Song - Exitimuse
2018 - Nominated for Best World Music Artist at the Sabam Awards

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