Rima KhcheichRima Khcheich, born in Khiam, Lebanon, in 1975. She started her career as a singer of classical Arabic repertoire since her childhood. She has been working with Tony Overwater for over 15 years on developing a contemporary form of classical Arabic music. One of her specialties is Muwashahat. An Arabic musical style, that originated in Andalusia. She teaches at the American University in Beirut and in the USA with composer and musician Simon Shaheen at the Mount Holyoke College as part of the Arabic Music Retreat program.