Tag Archives: Middle Eastern

Fred Elias (1922-2018) – Legendary Violinist

Fred Elias was a legendary musician. An Arab violinist, living to an impressive age of 95 years old, passed away only a few hours ago from the publishing of this blog. He was well regarded throughout the country, especially in … Continue reading

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Creative Profile: Victor Ghannam, Musician

Victor Ghannam is a self taught musician who has performed throughout Europe, the Middle East, North, Central, and South America on a variety of instruments, mainly the Oud and Qanun. He began his musical life at the age of 4 … Continue reading

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An Eastern Wind Reunion

As many of you know, music is not my full time occupation. I am happy that it is not and very fortunate that it permeates my life in the manner in which it does – when I want it to. The … Continue reading

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The Kanun

Over the course of the last few years of my blog one might have thought I would have already covered or discussed this subject by now – the instrument I play, the kanun. The two most common questions I am asked … Continue reading

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