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Middle Eastern performer visits UWMC

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A unique, award winning musician visited the UW-Marathon County campus Friday evening.

Ali Amr is a qanun performer and vocalist. The qanun is a traditional middle eastern instrument. Amr also infuses jazz, hip hop and soul into his music.

"I was just blown away when I heard him play because I had heard of him before," said John Viste, program manager for the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service.

Organizers say its important to bring cultural events to the campus and they hope people are able to have an appreciation of the worlds music.

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