Ghazi Faisal Al-Mulaifi, Ph.D. - Applied Ethnomusicologist
Ghazi Faisal Al-Mulaifi, PhD (b. 1977) is an applied-ethnomusicologist and professor of music who earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Music from New York University (2015). Al- Mulaifi is also a Venice Biennale artist, composer, global jazz musician, and ensemble leader. His research interests include: Kuwaiti pearl diving music and global jazz. He currently leads his collaborative ensemble Boom.Diwan; where he and traditional Kuwaiti musicians dialog Kuwaiti bahri (sea) music with global jazz traditions for the purpose of creating a new Kuwaiti music that revives a musical tradition of dialog and exchange.