Join Broadway actor and celebrated Oud player George Abud for an intimate evening of Arabic song. George, along with percussionist Philip Mayer, will play songs of Om Kolthoum, Nagat Al-Saghira, Mohammed El-Mougy and more.
George Abud at Barbes
7pm Wednesday February 14th, 2023
Barbes - 376 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
George Abud is an Arab-American actor and multi-instrumentalist who was brought up in a family of Lebanese musicians and has studied Classical Arabic music for nearly 30 years. He is currently starring on Broadway in the new musical Lempicka at the Longacre Theatre; and has also originated other roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and received a Daytime Emmy Award for his work on the NBC Today show with the Broadway production of The Band’s Visit. He has helped bridge the world of the oud with that of the contemporary musical theatre, and was the first artist to play solo oud live for the composer Stephen Sondheim. Coming from four generations of Lebanese oud players, it is his great pleasure to share this beautiful instrument with others. georgeabud.com
George Abud - vocals, oud
Philip Mayer - percussion