MORE ABOUT OKBARI
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.