Thank you for being here.
I first sat down at a piano in Beirut, Lebanon at the age of four. When the Lebanese Civil War broke out, my upright piano doubled as a barricade at night, but I kept playing and practicing throughout the war. Two decades later, I settled in New York and signed my first recording contract, with Columbia Records. During the 90s, I worked on more than 500 remixes for artists including Miles Davis, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Diana Ross, and Björk. (A selection of those remixes is posted below.)
At the turn of the millennium, I put my music career on hold to enter the political arena. Although I’ve spent the past 20+ years as a political activist and adviser, music remains my passion, and I find spiritual strength and comfort at the piano. I’ve recorded a number of solo improvisations and posted them here alongside contemplative quotes and my wife Leela Daou’s beautiful photos. I hope they bring you peace and healing.
Click here for my piano meditations.
Browse below for my keyboard and remix work…