Virtuoso violinist Ara Malikian discovered the power of music while sheltering from bombs

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Ara Malikian poses for a portrait as he presents his latest album Le Petit Garage on 4 January 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo: Beatriz Velasco/Getty Images)
Ara Malikian poses for a portrait as he presents his latest album Le Petit Garage on 4 January 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo: Beatriz Velasco/Getty Images)

In the garage where he sought shelter from bombs in his native Lebanon, Ara Malikian discovered the power of music.

The bearded and heavily tattooed 52-year-old paid homage to this childhood hiding spot in his latest album released online in January called Petit Garage.

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