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Genre: World Music

Website: http://www.myspace.com/okbari

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Siroon Agchek

Elimon Ektim Tasa


Okbari performs Armenian and Anatolian folk music, as well as traditional folk and contemporary songs from the Greek, Arabic and Balkan traditons. Okbari also presents multi-instrumental original music inspired by the musical systems of the Middle East and India. Okbari is Amos Libby and Eric LaPerna. Amos is a disciple of Vidwan Vasudev Rao of Bangalore, India, and a student of the late oud virtuoso Alan Shavarsh Bardezbanian of Bath, Maine. Eric is a student of renowned Lebanese percussionist Michel Merhej Baqlouq. Okbari performs on the oud, clarinet, duduk, bouzouki, doumbek, riqq, tabla, ney, mridangam, and several other instruments from around the world.