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On May 10th (2021), our teacher and friend: Abdo Dagher, composer and violinist, past away. He was truly a legend in his own time. Scores of musicians all over the world learned from him. His oral and aural method and artistic creations of Arab music are distinctly Egyptian. He single-handedly fused all of the fields of Egyptian music, and at the same time advocated for the preservation of Arabic-speaking peoples’ ancestral musical roots and spiritual practices, which are most purely expressed in Dagher’s exquisite exercises, inspiring compositions and deeply felt taqaseem (improvisations). He will be deeply missed.