Concert Date August 6, 2013
Dahdoo Middle Eastern Ensemble presents Music of the Middle East: A Journey from Morocco to the Arabian Gulf. In the current incarnation of this band of versatile performers, Raed Rabadi on Vocals and Oud (Pictured above right), Eslam Farouk on Vocals (Pictured above left), Nabil Bekalli on Keyboards, and Richard Khuzami on Percussion perform traditional Middle Eastern music in order to promote understanding of different ethnicities through cultural and artistic exchange.
Raed Rabadi: Oud and Vocals
Raed Rabadi is world renowned for his talented oud playing, singing and songwriting capabilities, especially in music from the Levant. His musical talent began at the age of 8, with his first radio debut at the age of 14. He has performed for the biggest names in politics, including the president of Egypt and the King of Jordan, all over the Middle East and United States concert halls, including the Lincoln Center in New York City. Voted Artist of the Year in Jordan, Raed Rabadi has composed hits such as Ya Gumer Aly, Suda La Euoon, Ala Kefak and multitude of other hits. He has recently been featured in a live interview on Jordanian television via satellite that was broadcasted around the world.
Eslam Farouk: Vocals
Eslam Farouk started singing in Egypt 1992 and came to America 1997. He currently lives in NYC, and has established himself as the finest interpreter of popular Egyptian music in the United States. In 2007 he recorded his CD “Ya Aamohom”( including music videos). Eslam today performs extensively throughout the United States, for both private and public functions.
Richard Khuzami: Percussion
Richard Khuzami, a Lebanese American percussionist specializing in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and North African music, has been performing for over 45 years. He also produces and promotes music from this part of the world through Dahdoo Productions. Instruments include, Dumbek, Tabbel, Riq, and Bendir. Mr. Khuzami has collaborated (as Performer and/or Producer) with artists such as Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Philip Glass, Micky Hart, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, and Yousef Kassab, amongst many others. He also composed, produced and performed original music on his cd “Fused”, a melding of mid east and western music. Mr. Khuzami’s goal is to promote understanding between different ethnicities through cultural and artistic exchange.
Nabil Bekkali: Keyboards, Vocals
Nabil Bekkali was a child prodigy in Morocco, performing at age 7 on accordion on TV. His career has taken him all over the world, highlighted by many years of performing in Dubai. Nabil is a master keyboardist on all forms of Arabic Music, but is especially known for Moroccan and Khaliji (Arabian Gulf) music.
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