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Marcel Khalife (Photo of Marcel Khalife)

Marcel Khalife

Marcel Khalife was born on June 10, 1950 in Amchit, Lebanon. He studied the oud at the Beirut National Conservatory of Music and graduated in 1971, and, ever since, has been injecting a new life into the oud. From 1972 to 1975, Marcel Khalife taught at the Beirut National Conservatory of Music, public Universities and other local private music institutions. During that same period, he toured the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the United States giving solo performances on the oud.  Oud playing was traditionally constrained by the strict techniques that governed its playing.

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