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Trio Jazz Oriental on a Winter Night

Saturday, January 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

| $20 - $25

Trio Jazz Oriental at Beit Zatoun

Help for a Toronto Winter Night
Music from Three Cultures – Persia, Africa & Arabia

Folk songs with different rhythms and grooves in 7, 5, 6, and involving the audience.  With stalwarts of community and world music in Toronto and at Beit Zatoun – singer Nawras Nader from Syria, the incomparable multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, Waleed Abdulhamid and Naghmeh Farahmand, percussionist from Iran.

Nawras Nader
Born in Damascus Syria, Nawras grew up in a musical family. His father helped establish the Eastern Music Institute in Damascus in 1950. Nawras received his first Oud lessons in Damascus, and continued his Oud studies at the National Conservatory of Music in Lebanon and later studied music arrangement in Leningrad, Russia.  Nawras is professional singer, composer and writer who performs in various music festivals both nationally and internationally.

Waleed Abdulhamid
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, producer and filmmaker, Waleed Abdulhamid, has been an active member of the Toronto music scene since his arrival in Canada in 1992. He demonstrates his versatility on guitar, bass, drums, flute, harmonica, kirin, bass kirin, darabhuka, marimba, balimbo, congas, bongos, djembe, dumbek and tama. He is known for his striking vocals, his innovative bass technique and his speed and precision on percussion.

Naghmeh Farahmand
A multi-skilled percussionist Naghmeh Farahmand was born in Iran in 1980. She is the daughter of a leading master percussionist, Mahmoud Farahmand. Naghmeh has studied Iranian traditional rhythms on tonbak under supervision of her father while learning Sufi and Kurdish rhythms on daf and dayereh from Bijan Kamkar. Naghmeh has performed with well-known ensembles in Iran and festivals and concerts in Europe, Asia and North America while teaching and collaborating with Iranian TV for more than a decade. In 2010, she moved to Canada and produced her percussion solo album Unbound while collaborating with top performers of world music (Arab, Turkish, Indian, Bulgarian) and jazz. She has had vast experience teaching at different institutes of music for fifteen years and has also conducted workshops throughout the world.

Tickets via eventbrite $20 and $25 at the door.

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Need to know:
– Doors open at 7:10
– $20 advance ticket / $25 at the door
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.