NOMINATIONS & AWARDS
2000 - Winner of the first prize at the "Open String Festival" in Osnabruck, Germany.
2011 - Nominated at the Octaves de la Musique - World Music category - Album - Lea & Kash
2011 - Nominated at the 10th Independent Music Awards - Best Album for Lea & Kash.
2011 - Winner of the VOX POPULI VOTE - public’s prize at the 10th Independent Music Awards- Best Album- World Beat category for Lea & Kash
2014 - Nominated at the Octaves de la Musique - World Music category - Album - Kali City
2014 - Nominated at the 13th Independent Music Awards - Best Album for Kali City
2016 - Karim has been nominated for the Sabam Awards, category Best film Score for "Waiting for August" by Teodora Mihai.
2017 - Nominated at the Octaves de la Musique - World Music category - Album - Apollo You Sixteen
2018 - Nominated at the Octaves de la Musique - World Music category - Album - Apollo You Sixteen Part 2
2018 - Winner of the Award for 16th Independent Music Awards World Beat Album - Apollo You Sixteen
2018 - Winner of the Award for 16th Independent Music Awards World Beat Song - Exitimuse
2018 - Nominated for Best World Music Artist at the Sabam Awards
2023 - Silver medal winner - Composer for Ocho Manos - Tome 1 - Global Music Awards
2023 - Silver medal winner - Album for Ocho Manos - Tome 1 - Global Music Awards
Karim Baggili, born in 1976, is a Belgian composer, guitarist, and oud player.
Inspired by Mark Knopfler's playing, he started playing electric guitar at sixteen and has been composing ever since.
At the age of twenty, he was introduced to the world of flamenco and the perfection of Paco de Lucia's playing fascinated him.
Self-taught, he worked hard on the different techniques of the flamenco guitar.
At the same time, during a trip to Jordan, he acquired an oud and added new sounds to his compositions.
Each album compliments the one after it and builds on previous music:: Douar, Cuatro con Cuatro, Lea & Kash, Kali City, Apollo You Sixteen, and Apollo You Sixteen Part II.
His passion for music has led him to many projects as a composer or arranger. Whether it be CDs, short films, documentaries, and more recently feature films.
He has many concerts to his credit on beautiful stages, small, intimate, or large in Belgium or abroad. Samaritaine, Ferme du Biéreau, Centre Culturel de Huy, Festival d'Art de Huy, Festival Paroles d'Hommes, Festival Esperanzah, Francofolies, Ancienne Belgique, Green Note in London, Dubai, Kuwait, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands to name a few.