As it has become clear that live music events will be postponed for a long time, we are taking steps to try to bring the music to your homes via livestreams! We are excited about what is in store, and about what we can do over this medium. While we will of course miss the vibe of the audience, the jamming, and of the listeners in the room, we hope you can join us for these events whenever you can.
We know that now is as important as ever a time to support artists, as the spaces in which they make their living will be some of the last to return to normal through this crisis. However, since we also know that many people are in financial strain during this time and we want everyone in the community to be able to take part, we will be offering these livestreams by donation. Just click the 'donate' button to make a donation in any amount that you can afford.
First up, George Abud!!
Brooklyn Maqam Presents George Abud
Saturday May 23rd, 2020
Donations highly encouraged!
A virtual afternoon of solo Oud and voice exploring songs of Om Kolthoum from the likes of composers Sayid Makawy, Riad El Sonbati, Baligh Hamdi & Mohammed Abdel Wahab.
George Abud is a Lebanese-American actor and multi-instrumentalist. Brought up in a family of musicians he has immersed himself in Classical Arabic music for over 20 years. He has originated roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award, and is the recipient of a Daytime Emmy Award for his work on NBC’s Today Show with the Broadway production of The Band’s Visit. Coming from four generations of Lebanese Oud players, he loves sharing the beauty of the instrument with others.