Ahmed Sirour is a multi-faceted performing artist, composer, arranger, producer and sound engineer from Brooklyn, NY. The self-taught musician has collaborated with a global roster of artists, DJs and producers, and has developed a cult following for his creative remixes and soulful compositions & arrangements, with many that have even focused on issues of social consciousness. Sirour has worked with world-renowned DJs (e.g. DJ Spinna, Rich Medina, & DJ Kemit, among others), and his remixes and mash-ups have covered songs by Quantic, The Foreign Exchange, Robert Glasper, Jill Scott, Lalah Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, John Legend & The Roots, The Fatback Band/Faith Evans, Heavy D/The Supremes, and many more.Sirour has released several individual tracks, among them a Bossa Nova remix of Blue Note recording artist & 2X Grammy-winner, Robert Glasper’s “Move Love,” that received considerable attention online and even landed a front page feature on Okayplayer.com. In addition, a cover of Mongo Santamaria’s “Afro Blue,” once again with longtime collaborator, Cleveland P. Jones, also received strong reception and rave reviews worldwide via international blogsites and radio play (online and terrestrial). In 2014, Sirour issued his first social commentary project in a protest album entitled “The Mourning After,” featuring the talents of acclaimed Metropolitan Opera House singer, Janinah Burnett, and trumpeter Farnell Newton (Jill Scott/Bootsy Collins). His most recent release in September of this year, entitled “Collaborations Vol. 2,” showcases various artists from his earlier recordings along with several newcomers from France. He is continuing his international reach, currently working with artists from Europe, Africa, and Asia, as he looks to bring cultures and ideas together with his diverse yet identifiable style, and through the universality of music.
Sirour has produced a series of singles and albums that have showcased a diverse blend of talent from around the world. Vocalist Cleveland P. Jones, who first collaborated with Sirour in 2011, can be heard on their first two singles, “Twice” (a cover song, originally composed by Little Dragon, that was licensed for a compilation by Universal Music Australia) and “Sensitive” (an original composition that would later be licensed by BBC Radio’s Gilles Peterson for his Brownswood Recordings label). The recordings were followed by his debut 12-track LP, “The After 2am Sessions” (2012), and later a poetry-inspired project entitled “This Would Be A Love Song… If Only I Could Sing” (2015) that featured award-winning, British songwriter/vocalist, Michelle Escoffery.