Published : Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 11:23 AM
Omar Offendum is a Syrian American hip-hop artist, designer, poet and peace activist. He was born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington, DC, and now lives in Los Angeles. He tours the world performing internationally at music festivals, lecturing at major academic institutions and fundraising for humanitarian relief organizations. Most recently Offendum has been involved in creating several critically acclaimed songs about the popular democratic uprisings throughout the Middle East & North Africa. He is also working on several new collaborative projects while touring to promote his solo work.
Clarissa Bitar is a Palestinian oud player and composer born and raised in Los Angeles. She holds a degree in Music with an emphasis in Ethnomusicology from UCSB, where she learned to play the oud. As an undergraduate student, Clarissa won multiple awards for excellence in performance in Ehtnomusicology and had the privelige of playing around California with the UC Santa Barbara Middle East Ensemble. She continues to perform and teach today and has had the opportunity of traveling around the United States and aboad to perform.
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