Ahmed Mahmoud

assembly member, coculture e.V.

(b. 1987)

Born in Damascus, Syria, Ahmed Mahmoud is a Berlin-based musician and composer. After moving to the West Bank of Palestine in 1995, he started his musical education at Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Ramallah. He continued his education in Germany, studying classical upright bass at the Musik Hochschule in Lübeck. In 2009, he started studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln where he graduated with a degree in jazz performance.

Mahmoud is a multi-instrumentalist - plays piano, percussion and upright bass; he has been performing, touring and recording with the Palestine National Orchestra and a variety of jazz and oriental music ensembles. He is an active member of numerous bands in Berlin and also a co-founder of the band Bukahara based in Berlin/Cologne.