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Khaled Mouzanar

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Labels  Naive Records
Name  Khaled Mouzanar

Role  Music composer
Spouse  Nadine Labaki (m. 2007)
Khaled Mouzanar Khaled Mouzanar Zimbio
Born  September 27, 1974Lebanon (1974-09-27)
Genres  Classic, Jazz, Film Score
Occupation(s)  Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Artist
Albums  Et maintenant on va ou ?, Caramel
Music director  Caramel, Where Do We Go Now?, Melodrama Habibi, Scheherazade's Diary

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Khaled Mouzanar (Arabic: خالد مزنر; born on September 27, 1974) is a Lebanese music composer, songwriter and producer. He has composed music scores for several films, including After Shave,Caramel, and Where Do We Go Now?. In 2008, he recorded Les Champs Arides, his first solo album as a singer and songwriter. His work is rooted in various music genres, including classical, jazz, Mediterranean, and oriental melodies. His compositions are also influenced by Brazilian choro and Argentinian tango.


Khaled Mouzanar Nadine Labaki and Khaled Mouzanar Flickr Photo Sharing

Khaled Mouzanar and Nadine Labaki on 'Caramel' OST (part 1)


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Mouzanar studied under Boghos Gelalian – an Armenian-Lebanese composer.

Khaled Mouzanar Nadine Labaki and Khaled Mouzanar Photos Award Ceremony

In the year 2000, he established – in collaboration with Zeid Hamdan – his first label ‘Mooz Records’ through which he produced the majority of Beirut’s underground music scene. Groups such as Soap Kills, Kitaa Beirut, The New Government and RGB were among these productions.

Khaled Mouzanar Nadine Labaki Khaled Mouzanar Pictures Photos amp Images

One of his first professional experiences in cinema took place in 2005 with After Shave – a short film directed by Hany Tamba. The film won in France the Cesar Award for Best Short Film in 2006.

Khaled Mouzanar Khaled Mouzanar Photos 2011 Doha Tribeca Film Festival

In 2007, and while signing with the French independent record company Naïve Records for a solo album, Mouzanar composed the score for Caramel – a feature film directed by Nadine Labaki whom he later married. In 2008, he won the UCMF Award for Best Music for the soundtrack of Caramel at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2009, he composed the music for the opening ceremony of the 2009 Jeux de la Francophonie, which was viewed by 60 million spectators all over the world. French choreographer Daniel Charpentier directed the show.

In 2010, while writing for different artists such as Natacha Atlas, Mouzanar composed the music score for the film Where Do We Go Now? directed by Nadine Labaki, for which he won the award for Best Music at the 2011 Stockholm International Film Festival.

That same year, Mouzanar recorded his first solo album (in French) entitled Les Champs Arides. The album was co-produced with the English producer Ian Caple. It includes a duet with French singer Barbara Carlotti.


  • 2005: Beyrouth Après Rasage – After Shave (OST) (Cesar for best Short Movie 2006)
  • 2007: Caramel (OST) (Best Music Award – UCMF in Cannes 2008)
  • 2008: Les Champs Arides (Song-writer)
  • 2009: Une Chanson Dans la Tête (OST)
  • 2011: Where Do We Go Now? (OST) (Best Music Award 2011 – Stockholm International Film Festival)
  • References

    Khaled Mouzanar Wikipedia