George WakimSaturday, Feb. 9th
Music from Lebanon and Egypt
George W. Wakim is from Miye Ou Miye, a small village overlooking the coastal City of Sidon in South Lebanon. George is an entirely self-taught (left-handed) performer on violin, oud, tabla, and voice. He is involved in hand crafting his own ouds and violins, and built five left-handed violins under master maker and friend JB Miller of Lexington. In addition to entertaining in private parties, he currently performs with a local Flamenco-Arabic fusion group in Lexington called Alma Gitana. He also teaches oud.