Bahaa is the musical director of the band, the
keyboard player, a vocalist, and a recording
artist. Bahaa's musical career started in
Alexandria, Egypt, where he co-founded the
MB Orchestra and recorded the group's first
album in 1977. Bahaa's classical roots have
enabled him to create a unique blend of modern
and classic Arabic music that has earned him
widespread recognition across ethnic
communities and the Western world.
currently on personal break to work on solo projects please visit
georgesadak.com for more info.
Maurice Sadak Rouman:
Maurice was born and raised in Southern Egypt.
He has spent over 40 years performing and
composing Middle Eastern music, with an
emphasis on ancient Egyptian on "Pharaoh"
music. Maurice graduated from the Conservatory
of Milan in the early 1950's, and spent the next 30
years performing throughout the Middle East and
Europe. In the early 1980's he relocated to the
US, where he has been teaching and performing
ever since. Maurice is currently recording a
documentary CD, which will trace Egyptian
music from 4000 BC to the music of today, and
will also describe the influence of the West on
modern-day Egyptian musical styles.
Shiham began his musical training in junior high,
studying violin for several years with Simon
Shaheen, a celebrated musician of the Middle
East. In high school, Shiham began singing while
learning the tabla, while he performed for a
variety of local bands. He also became a lead
Dabke dancer with a folk dance team in his home
town of Haifa. In 1979, he moved to the US and
began singing and playing at premiere Seattle
clubs and events such as Bumbershoot, Folklife
Festival, and weddings. He has recorded two
albums and has been performing with the MB
Orchestra since 1983.
A new addition to the group and although he comes from a jazz trombonist background, Waseem found his new passion in Egyptian drumming. He is currently plays the Doholla and duff.
Waseem Sbait - Egyptian tabla
Shiham Sbait - Vocals
Maurice Sadak Rouman - Oud
Bahaa Sadak - Vocals & Keyboards
El ayam morgiha, Alexandria 1979
Coptic melodies Alexandria 1978
Live at Georges Bar and Grill Seattle Wa 1987
Gypsy Reeds, Strings and Skins Seattle Wa 2009
Live from the northwest 2008 Folklife Festival
George Sadak and Maurice Rouman
Christmas Tapestry East meets West by
As a group the MBOrchestra covers music varying from ancient Egypt to modern day classical and pop Egyptian and Middle Eastern music.We also perform as a duo with Maurice and George.
George performs a solo act or with the company of dancers, incorporating the use of several drums and samples work of his own to simulate a percussive ensemble, Please see youtube/georgesadak for a sample.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.