Peter Kfoury is a Lebanese-American who grew up listening to Middle Eastern music. While in his teens he started playing the oud, the direct ancestor of the lute and the principle instrument in all of the countries and cultures of the Middle East. Over time, he has played not only the traditional Arabic music, but has used all of the influences of the American melting pot to develop a unique style that fuses Middle Eastern with jazz, pop and even funk! He presents a varied program with beautiful songs, original material and classics in a melodic and percussive style. His first album is "At The Heart of Two Worlds" available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and cdbaby.com
His latest album "Breaking All The Rules" is a tour de force of original compositions and features not only fabulous oud playing and percussion, but also two amazing vocalists, bass, keyboards, violin, a Cuban horn section and even a didgeridoo! You can find this unique album of world fusion on all the streaming services.
Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba will play their driving West African Fusion! We'll also have a few opening tunes from Peter Kfoury "The Oud Dude" with some World Jazz Fusion, and African dancing by the beautiful Geechee Goddess Nina. This is a FREE show thanks to support from the North Charleston Arts Fest.