Mawwal is a collective based in the northeastern United States. The musician behind the project is composer and instrumentalist Jim Matus who plays various types of lutes.
Mawwal performs mostly original material by Matus inspired by various global traditions such as the music of India, North America and Eastern Europe and the rhythms of the Middle East and Africa. Matus is involved in numerous other projects.
This Is All There Is There Is No Other Place (Ancient Records, 2008)
Sight Up (Ancient Records, 2011)
High Hills in the Creaving Road (Ancient Records, 2012)