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Bachar Mar-Khalife

Composer - Duets 2024


Born in Lebanon, Bachar Mar-Khalifé is a singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He won first prize in piano at the Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne in 1999 and first prize in percussion at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 2006. He likes to think that melancholy serves as a protection to preserve the beautiful image of a Lebanon imprinted by his childhood eyes.

This dichotomy gives his musical universe something dark and luminous where the trance of oriental percussions and powerful beats, poignant ballads and party and dance songs, tradition and modernity, where piano, baroque harpsichord, percussions, drums, synthesizers, melodica and nay are mixed.

His work on the soundtrack of Sous le Ciel d'Alice marks his second collaboration with Chloé Mazlo and his fourth collaboration on a feature film: after Layla Fourie, which received the Special Mention at the 63rd Berlinale, Fièvres Étalon d'or at the 2015 Fespaco festival and Go Home, for which he plays the music of the end credits.



  • 2021 Sous le ciel d’Alice de/by Chloé Mazlo (long métrage/feature film)
  • 2019 Ashaman de/by Chloé Mazlo (court métrage/short film)
  • 2019 Paris-Stalingrad de/by Hind Meddeb & Thim Naccache (documentaire/documentary)
  • 2016 Go Home de/by Jihane Chouaib (long métrage/feature film)
  • 2015 Shanghai Belleville de/by Show-Chun Lee (long métrage/feature film)
  • 2015 Fièvres de/by Hicham Ayouch (long métrage/feature film)
  • 2014 Layla Fourie de/by Pia Marais (long métrage/feature film)