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Peter Kfoury, Ted Falcon, Jamie Papish – Middle Eastern Fusion

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Date(s) - 05/09/2018
9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Corazón Performing Arts


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Taking the oud into blues, jazz, and funk Lebanese-American oud player Peter Kfoury is joined by percussionist Jamie Papish and fusion violinist Ted Falcon for an exotic blend of traditional Middle Eastern music, jazz, funk and blues… creating a rhythmic fusion that embraces all cultures. Quite sure to get you rocking! Check out the recent release by Peter Kfoury with percussion by Jamie Papish.

Peter Kfoury is a Lebanese-American who has spent a lifetime At The Heart of Two Worlds (also the title of his latest CD with Jamie Papish on Percussion). His unique sound on the oud blends traditional Middle Eastern music with jazz, blues and funk… creating a rhythmic World Beat that embraces all cultures. Peter lives and performs regularly in South Carolina and has built up quite a local following as the OudDude.

Over the past 20 years, Jamie Papish has made a name for himself in the Los Angeles world music scene as a passionate percussionist of ethnic hand drum styles of the Middle East, Iran, North Africa, Eastern Europe, India & the Balkans. He maintains an active performance and recording schedule as an original member of the critically acclaimed Yuval Ron Ensemble, The Chloe Pourmorady Ensemble as well as numerous other Los Angeles based world music ensembles. Jamie percussion is on Floodplain by The Kronos Quartet and over 100 tracks of released music.

Born in New York in 1970, violinist, mandolinist, and composer Ted Falcon grew up in a musical family listening to jazz and the Brazilian music of Villa-Lobos, Tom Jobim and Luiz Bonfá. Ted has lived and worked as a professional musician in New York City, Los Angeles, São Paulo and Brasilia. He taught violin for several years at the Escola de Choro Raphael Rabello, Brazil’s most respected choro school and has toured throughout the U.S. Brazil and Japan. In the U.S., he has performed along side of David Grisman and Mike Marshall and has recorded with Suzanne Vega and Ben E. King.

Ted just finished his 8th CD, Ted Falcon and Gypsy Jazz Club, a tribute to the music of Django Reinhardt, with his group from Brasilia, Brazil. He is currently an adjunct professor of music at Whittier College and a music teacher at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

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