photo courtesy of Shelly Thomas Photography
We are so pleased to be welcoming back vocalist and oudist George Ziadeh to perform another Maqam Hang. He will be performing a set of tarab material from legendary artists such as Um Kulthum and Mohamed Abdel Wahab. We are also so thrilled to announce he will be joined by special guest Hamid Al-Saadi for part of the set. Hamid Al-Saadi is one of the more renowned and last living masters of Iraqi maqam in the world today.
Tuesday February 12th
8pm - George Ziadeh (with special guest Hamid Al-Saadi)
9pm - Open Jam Session
Doors at 7:30pm
You can RSVP Here!!
George Ziadeh was born and raised in Birzeit, Palestine, and pursued music from a young age. In 1986 he moved to the United States, where he studied ‘oud with Simon Shaheen and classical singing and voice with Youssef Kassab, with whom he has toured extensively across the country. George has performed and lectured with such ensembles and institutions as the University of Chicago’s Middle East Music Ensemble with Issa Boulos, the University of Colorado (Boulder), Alwan for the Arts, the United Nations (invited by Kofi Annan), and annually at the Columbia University Department of Ethnomusicology. In 2008, George was a featured solo and ensemble performer in the “Brooklyn Maqam” Festival of Arab Music. From 1995 to 1997 George taught at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Ramallah and at Birzeit University. George is considered an authority in maqam and Arab classical repertoire.
George Ziadeh - vocals, oud
Sami Abu Shumays - violin
Johnny Farraj - riq
John Murchison - double bass
w/ special guest, Hamid Al-Saadi
Sisters is at 900 Fulton St. in Brooklyn. They have good food and drinks, we recommend reserving a table for dinner — tell them you want a table in the back room. Call (347) 763-2537 for reservations.