Marwan Maurice, a distinctive multi-instrumentalist and 2005 University of Findlay graduate whose work mixes elements of folk, blues, R&B and rock, will be performing on Friday, Oct. 27 in the Alumni Memorial Union from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of his Black Smoke Tour. The event will be part of UF’s free Music Bach’s Concert Series, which is open to the public.
Maurice, who is also a songwriter, has made a name for himself in the Columbus, Ohio indie music scene. Professionally, he prides himself on authenticity. “From my experience I’ve learned to stay true to myself and stick to who I am in my music. There’s always a certain demographic available for a specific art,” he once tweeted. He describes his music as laid back, soulful and organic.
His latest EP, titled “Black Smoke,” harkens to meaningful sounds from artists such as The Roots and John Lee Hooker. It is available on iTunes.
The singer traces his musical roots to his time in Europe, when he lived alone, played basketball for a living, and utilized poetry as an expressive art and as an escape.
For more information about Maurice and to hear some of his songs, he can be found on Istagram, Facebook and Twitter at @MarwanMaurice.
The Music Bach’s Concert Series is sponsored and hosted by Student Activities Board, “your source for diverse edutainment.” For additional information, call 419-434-4606.