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Jan Marmenout

Born in: Ghent, Belgium

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Jan Marmenout

Jan Marmenout (born in Ghent, Belgium) is a Belgian percusionist and multi-instrumentalist playing such instruments as the berimbau, kalimba, balafon, didgeridoo, shawm, Tibetan trumpet, conch shells, fujara, lithophones, etc. He is perhaps most-known for his compositions on the fujara, an ethnic instrument from Slovakia. Marmenout plays the fujara in an intuitive and non-traditionalist way.

He has composed the score for two movies, Judentransport XX (2003) and Desperado (2002).