Omar is now one of the most sought-after musicians, whose work transcends political boundaries while maintaining traditional sensibilities inaway few artists can manag. Omar Faruk was a musical prodigy. He was born in Adana, Turkey to a musical family who nurtured his precocious talents. At the age of eight, he began his musical career by developing proficiency on the kaval, a small diatonic flute.
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Instructor/ performer is a native Egyptian who has lived in the Boston area for over 20 years. Karim performs primarily Arabic, Turkish and Andalusian hand percussion, including the Egyptian Tabla (goblet drum), Riqq (tambourine) and Segat (brass castanets also known as finger cymbals).
Born in Germany to Turkish and Syrian parents, Nezih Antakli was introduced from an early age to the fascinating tradition of Middle Eastern culture and music. For several years, he performed with various groups in Germany. In search for a deeper and broader knowledge of music, he studied percussion at the World Music Department of the Conservatory for Music and Dance in Rotterdam/the Netherlands and graduated in 2004.
The legacy begins pre-biblical from 1600 BC in an area today called The Middle-East. Passed on from one generation to the next, Naji Hilal was born in Qarnayel Lebanon from a musically gifted family. At the early age of 6, Naji’s father made absolutely positively sure that Naji carries this bequest.
Instructor/performer (oud) an American-Armenian, is one of this country's finest oudists. Haig has played with many of the best musicians in Turkey, Armenia and the Arab world and has been a featured soloist in New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He has toured with "Transition" and "Taksim."
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