FRAME DRUM AND GLOBAL RHYTHMS WORKSHOP with Adam Maalouf


Tuesdays, March 28, April 4 and April 11, 7-9pm

Welcome to our Spring 2017 Frame Drum and Global Rhythms Workshop. Together, we will dive into ancient rhythms and melodies from around the world. We will become in touch with our inner musicians through movement, vocalization and rhythm-development exercises. Adam's approach to teaching music is through a diverse and well-rounded rhythmic and melodic vocabulary that will take students on a journey through the musical traditions of the Middle East, India, Cuba, Brazil, and beyond. Students are welcome to bring their own instruments. There will be high quality instruments available for purchase, and student instruments to practice on during the workshops. 

 

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About Adam Maalouf:

As a specialist in pantam, cello, & percussion from around the world, Adam's unique interpretation of World Music is channeled through genre-bending compositions for solo and ensembles. Adam is a disciple of masters of percussion Anindo Chatterjee, Glen Velez, River Guerguerian, Michael Burritt, Rohan Krishnamurthy, and in 2013 received his BA in Percussion Performance from the Eastman School of Music.

Adam has shared his music in venues across the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, MoMa, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tanglewood, Wolf Trap, The BANFF Center and Austin City Limits. As a collaborator, Adam has performed with ensembles such as The Brooklyn Raga Massive, Pink Martini, Ensemble Signal, The Atlanta Symphony, The National Arabic Orchestra, The Asheville Percussion All-Stars and The Gil Evan's Centennial Project, and with artists such as Steve Reich, Eugene Frisen, Kygo, Drukmo Gyal Dakini, Lizz Wright, Jamey Haddad, Farah Siraj, Morley and many others. Adam performs regularly with his original project, Adam Maalouf & The Tribe and will be releasing a new record entitled "Flight" this coming April. 

In 2012, Adam co-created the Asheville Percussion Festival in North Carolina with teacher and mentor River Guerguerian. This is a current and annual event where top percussionists from around the world descend on the peaceful mountain city for one week in June. A week long collaboration between these artists results in weekend concerts and percussion workshops for all levels and ages. Find more info here: www.adammaalouf.com