That's me and Coo Coo, a chimpanzee from the Cairo Zoo. This picture was taken during my trip to Egypt in which I purchased my first ouds from there. In case you are wondering, I'm the one on the left!
Who Am I
I was born in 1971 - Hollywood, California.
That would make me a second generation Egyptian-American.
I am a high school teacher by day - working in alternative education.
A huge Los Angeles Lakers fan!
Farid el-Atrache is my favorite Arabic musician.
Farido is the reason I got into the OUD!
I studied the oud with Wael Kakish on and off for about five years.
I don't practice as much as I should. That's probably why I am still a struggling oudist.
That's about all.