My attempt to see if I could get your attention and hopefully others as well.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 12 February 2009 05:45 (4 years ago) Permalink
This comes after a major Formula One race was canceled and a renowned Lebanese composer and oud player, Marcel Khalife, pulled out of the annual Bahrain Spring of Culture series, most of which was canceled as the protests and killings continued into March.
From a Washington Post article
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 12:57 (2 years ago) Permalink
Marcel Khalife has a nice double cd out now. I like the songs with vocals best. The European classical sounding numbers and the ones with a tad of jazz influences are not bad, but I like the Lebanese/middle-eastern ones best. Public radio network PRI had a recnet interview with him that might be online. I was away and missed his latest W. DC appearance Saturday at the Warner Theatre.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just realized that only two of us have ever posted on this thread. Oh well.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
No Washington Post review of this year's DC gig. I do not think they have had a review of him, since well, I did one for them.
Khalife is a big deal in some circles.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 20:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
Almost unbelievably, in 2010 he put out a new version of Caress with the two weakest, most problematic tracks removed. How often does that happen?
― _Rudipherous_, Saturday, 3 November 2012 18:01 (6 months ago) Permalink
It's on Spotify along with my favorite of his albums, At the Border.
― _Rudipherous_, Saturday, 3 November 2012 18:07 (6 months ago) Permalink