Al Manara (meaning The Beacon) is a Belgian-Palestinian ensemble built on the collaborative juices and musical dialogue occurring between Ramzi and the Belgian pianist, conductor and composer Éloi Baudimont.
Ramzi was born in Bethlehem in 1979 and he spent his childhood in Al Amari refugee camp (Ramallah). In 1997, he met the music by chance and joined then the Edward-Said National Conservatory of Music; he got then a scholarship to go and learn viola in France, where he got his music diplomas. While there, he created Al Kamandj.ti Association in order to bring the same opportunity to the other Palestinian children. Today Ramzi is a viola and a bouzouq player. He is also the founder of Dalouna, a Palestinian music group who tries to highlight the classical and folkloric Palestinian and oriental repertoire. In 2010, he created the National Ensemble of Arabic Music of Palestine.