In addition to Musicians Without Borders, Ibantuta actively takes part in the Bahrain music scene as one of the founders of the band Aalaat.
Aalaat is composed of four musicians:
- Ibantuta (Oud, Flamenco Guitar, Persian/Indian Sitar, Vocals)
- Maxeem Meraki (Greek Bouzouki, Guitar)
- Mike Zachariades (Keyboard & Bass)
- Omar Quraishi (Indian Tabla & Cajon).
Their music is best described as "Oriental Fusion" and they have played in numerous festivals and concerts in the Middle-East, with multiple appearances in the press.