Dhafer Youssef is a genuine citizen of the world! The singer and oud player weaves music at once oriental and occidental, blending jazz, Nu Jazz and electronica, as influenced by Sufi culture as it is Scandinavian! All roads meet in his poetic, profound music, whose center is one of those rare voices that soothes the soul even as it raises gooseflesh. We were lucky enough to catch him at the 2004 Festival in the company of Paolo Fresu. This summer, he unveils a wholly new project featuring Indian tabla virtuoso Jatinder Thakur and the Divine Shadows Strings quartet.