Livestream 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.
Brooklyn Maqam is an organization dedicated to presenting and promoting Arabic music in New York City. While most of us are quarantined, our livestreaming series is an attempt to share the music with our community while we are stuck at home.