Maruan Betawi was born in Irbid, Jordan. Growing up in a multicultural family, granted him access to the different musical influences of the world. After starting his music journey by studying piano at the age of 10, he found his true musical calling when he began playing the Oud.
In 1999, Maruan Betawi joined the National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan, bringing him a series of remarkable concert opportunities. After moving to Deggendorf, Germany in 2005 to pursue his studies as an engineer, he later joined local band ‘Los Locos’, performing a mix of latin and pop music with Arabic touches. In 2012, Maruan Betawi, together with his brother, Ismael Betawi and Marliese Glück put all of their creative focus in the new musical project, MAQAMUNDO.
From 2013, he lives in Abu Dhabi, UAE, but still keeps his ties to the MAQAMUNDO project, planning new and improved performances.
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