Born in Morocco, oudist, Anis Fariji is a doctor in musicology and a member of the French Society of Ethnomusicology. His research work focuses on musical invention in the Arab world, and more particularly in the field of contemporary music. The notions of “tradition” and “contemporaneity” occupy a central place. His doctoral thesis project was awarded by the Édouard Glissant Scholarship, of which he is a Laureate-2013. At the same time, Anis Fariji is conducting research on the forms of recitation of the Koran, a subject for which he obtained a Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology at Paris Ouest Nanterre University. He is currently co-head of the research program “Modernity and musical composition around the Mediterranean” (Musidanse, Paris 8). Anis Fariji also holds a First Prize in musical training from the Conservatory of Caen where he also studied in the specialized cycle of classical guitar, chamber music, musical writing and composition.