Sunday, November 13th – 4:30 & 5:30 pm (two sets)
Pan-Arabic music concert by
The Georges Lammam Ensemble
which way west?
Sunday concert series
all ages welcome
Violinist Georges LammamÂ was born in Beirut, Lebanon into a family of film and music professionals, the child of a Palestinian father and a Palestine-born Greek mother, and grew up in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.Â As a youth, Georges played with his brothers Elias on accordion and Antoine (Tony) on doumbeq throughout the Middle East before settling in San Francisco.Â Here, for a couple of decades, he has been renowned for transporting a pure expression of Arab culture through his soulful violin.
As artistic director of the Georges Lammam Ensemble, noted for its mastery of the panoramic range of the Arab musical repertoire, Georges is devoted to bringing the rich diversity and passions of Arabic music to listeners everywhere.Â The music is soulful and deep, but joyously infectious as well.
Follow this YouTube linkÂ to a recent half-hour interview with Georges and members of the ensembleÂ on Arab TV, a weekly program of the Arab American Cultural Center of the Silicon Valley.
There is no cover charge for the music at Bird & Beckett, but your generous donations help us meet our commitments to compensate the fine musicians who play here for their time and their talents.Â Thanks!
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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