About me

Georges Barbar is born in Lebanon, where he started developing his artistic skills at a very young age. At the age of 10, he was already a confirmed percussionist.

He studied Musicology at the University of the Holy Spirit Kaslik, where he also graduated in two instrumental fields: Classic Guitar and Oriental Percussions.

At the same period, he started working and exploring technical and artistic techniques related to the programming of sampling and recording softwares such as Logic Audio and Protools. Thus, he acquired a strong experience as a studio musician and technician. During this period, he performed on samplers and synthesizers.

Later on, he focused his researches on studying percussion instruments from all over the world: Brazil, Cuba, Africa, and the Middle East. As a percussionist, Georges Barbar has a unique blend and a special style inspired by cultures, music and techniques from different continents.

To many, Georges Barbar is also a prominent researcher devoted to developing new percussion instruments. His work as a researcher was awarded by The Guinness World Records™ (2006), as he designed and built the largest Bar Chimes in the world. Georges Barbar's Bar Chimes won him a great interest from magazines and media. This instrument finds many applications and is very suitable for different artistic purposes, ranging from contemporary dance performances to movie soundtracks.

In recent years, Georges Barbar has become an extremely dynamic musician. He performed in various festivals, composed and recorded with many musicians from Cuba, France, Japan, and Lebanon. He is now one of the leading percussionists of Fusion and Afro-Cuban Jazz in Lebanon.

In 2006, Georges Barbar entered the exclusive and prestigious list of "great Men and Women from Lebanon". This nomination comes as reward and a tribute to his exceptional artistic contributions and to the promotion of "Lebanese Creativity" in the world.

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Mar | Kozah - Barbar
featuring Andres Valdes Ruiz (guitar)

From Lebanon, comes music without boundaries. This album is a brilliant mixture of sounds and cultures from different continents. More than a series of tracks, the CD features a complete, a coherent and a progressive concept. When listening to this CD, one is actually watching scenes of delicate poetry and infinite emotions.
The contribution of Georges Barbar on percussions is essential in that it gives a totally new dimension to music and lyrics. Percussionist Georges Barbar explores new sounds and rhythms that go beyond the common and the conventional.

Mar introduces new fusion music and songs perfectly adapted to contemporary dance performances as well as progressive movies.

Listen (MP3)
1. vagues  |  2. zawraq  |  3. settimana  |  4. in the dark  |  5. sueño  |  6. yergar  |  7. mar

blue spark | Chatelin - Barbar

This CD is a great innovation in the world of both harp and percussions. The work of Emeline Chatelin and Georges Barbar is complementary and perfectly productive: the result is a major step forward in fusion music. A touch of oriental melodies, colors of Spanish influence, and rhythms of impressive precision. This CD is definitely contemporary. A one-of-a-kind collaboration that is likely to open new horizons and many possibilities for harp and percussions. 

Listen (MP3)
1. Evasions  |  2. Fleur d'eau  |  3. Hallucinations  |  
4. Ondas del manos  |  5. Espérance  |  6. Perles du Hoggar