El Maai (born in Tangiers, Morocco, in 1983) is one of the most promising and talented musicians of Morocco. His love for Andalusian music started at an early age in the conservatory of Tangiers. Since 2005 he developed himself more in Belgium where he was able to blend Andalusian music with other styles. Nowadays he plays different styles around the Mediterranean and became a globetrotter. El Maai plays qanun, ud, percussion, rebab and violin. His hidden secret is his outstanding vocal value.