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Wanees Zarour, Director
The Middle East
Music Ensemble
At the University of Chicago
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Guest Artists
Kiu Haghighi, santur, 2004
Latif Bolat, baglama, voice, 2004
Kinan Abou-Afach , cello
Halveti-Jerrahi Order of Dervishes
Habibullah Wardak, rubab, 2004
Naeif Rafeh, nay
Shlimon bet Shmuel, voice, 2004
Walid al-Hajali, accordion, double-bass
Jim Stoynoff, clarinet
Omar al-Musfi, percussion
Eve Monzingo, clarinet, 2003, 2006
Najib Bahri, percussion
Issa Boulos, 'ud, voice
Hicham Chami, qanun
Zafer Tawil, qanun, riqq, 2000
George Ziadeh, 'ud, voice, 2000
Ronnie Malley, Oud, Accordion, Percussion, 2007 - 2014
Majed Ajamia, qanun, 2010
Wanees Zarour, buzuq/violin, 2010
Nidal Ibourk, voice, 2010
Ravand Samaeekia 2011, 2012
Onur Sayin, qanun, 2012 Walid Hajali, 2010, 2014

Directors
Martin Stokes, founder, 1998-1999
Issa Boulos, 2000-2001
Walid al-Hajali, 2001-2003
Issa Boulos, 2003- 2010
Wanees Zarour, 2010-

Guest Directors
Issa Boulos, 1999
Taoufiq Ben Amor, 2003

Guest Ensembles
Joubran Trio
Nashwan Pola
Amir al-Saffar
Lamajamal