Join us in for a hands-on musical experience led by hand percussionist and musical messenger Adam Maalouf. The workshop will focus on rhythms and techniques for hand drums of the Mediterranean, including Frame Drums, Doumbek (goblet shaped drum), and Riq (Middle Eastern Tambourine). The workshop will also explore ways of approaching and composing on the Hand Pan (commonly known as the Hang Drum). No experience is necessary! Drums will be provided at no extra cost, and you are welcome to bring your own to play and share. Dust off your drum and Pre-Register today!
Multi-Instrumentalist Adam Maalouf is a performer, composer, educator and musical messenger. As a specialist in world percussion, Adam produces his own music live and in the studio, in which he incorporates instruments such as the Hand Pan, cello, vocals, drum set, world percussion, marimba, and electronics.
As an active teacher in New York City and beyond, Adam has given workshops and master classes in Middle Eastern Percussion, Indian Percussion, and cross-cultural percussion at The Eastman School of Music, The University of Rochester, Asheville Percussion Festival, and The Mendocino Music and Dance Retreat. He currently holds a residency teaching Cello and African Drumming to 8-12 year olds in Crown Heights,
As a collaborator, Adam has worked with countless ensembles and renowned musicians, including Ensemble Signal, the National Arabic Orchestra, Farah Siraj, Andreas Arnold, The Hampton Brothers, Common Pulse, Jamey Haddad, Raquy Danzinger, Suzanne Sterling, Morley, Flames and Frequencies, Patriot Brass, Tom Rossi, The Asheville Percussion Festival Ensemble, Pallavi, The Gil Evan's Centennial Project and with many other talented musicians and projects.
Check out Adam's website at www.adammaalouf.com