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Nashaz was founded by jazz guitarist Brian Prunka after a few chance incidents led him to explore the great pantheon of Arabic music. These meetings made Prunka travel long and winding roads. Geographically, from his hometown, New Orleans, to Brooklyn (where he studied with Palestinian oud master Simon Shaeen and his brother Najib; and to Ramallah in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and back again. Musically, he followed a similar trajectory, from jazz to Arabic music and back again. After studying the oud, often called 'the king of all instruments,' and Arabic music--its heritage, the scales, maqams, ...



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