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Karen Briggs, the Queen of Violin

Posted February 10th, 2012 at 1:14 am (UTC+0)
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From Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, to the Acropolis in Greece, to the Taj Mahal in India: Karen Briggs proved to be one of the best solo jazz violinists in the world

Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, One of the Jazz Fusion Fathers

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 8:22 pm (UTC+0)
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The circumstances that introduced me to Jean-Luc Pony were a bit strange, the day after the U.S. bombed targets in Tripoli and Benghazi, Libya in 1986.

Charlie Bisharat, a Brilliant Jazz, New Age Violinist

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 7:21 pm (UTC+0)
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Bisharat’s music can be heard on hundreds of recordings and in the soundtracks of dozens of Hollywood films and TV series

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Diaa BekheetCairo native Diaa Bekheet has worked for a host of media outlets, including Radio Cairo in English, ETV News, Deutsche Presse-Agentur and the Associated Press. He joined VOA in Feb. 1989, hosting a variety of popular news and entertainment shows for the former Arabic Service such as Radio Ride Across America, Business Week, and Jazz Club USA. He has interviewed a number of Jazz celebrities, including the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. Diaa is currently an editor for our main English site, VOAnews.com.

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