Doors at 6:30 pm; Middle Eastern Rhythms Workshop at 7 pm; Drummm Circle with Jeni Swerdlow + friends (Audience participation is highly encouraged - bring a drum or play one of Jeni's!) at 8:30 pm; Düm at 9:15 pm
Tickets are $20 Show / $35 Workshop / $45 Show + Workshop
Featuring Uzbeki drummer Abbos Kosimov
This electrifying show features Turkish darbuka drumming. The ensemble performs intricate and dazzling compositions comprised of rhythms from Turkey, Egypt, Iran and India as well as funk, samba and hip hop beats. A treat for the eyes as well as the ears, this show is carefully choreographed with many theatrical elements and some audience participation. Drumming lesson included prior to performance.
Raquy Danziger is a celebrated performer, teacher and composer known worldwide for her expertise on the darbuka, the Middle-Eastern goblet drum. As well as the mystical twelve- string Kemenche Tarhu, a rare and exotic bowed instrument.
San Francisco Bay Area percussionist and art therapist Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR is a dynamic and engaging facilitator, trainer, presenter, and performer. Founding DRUMMM® Rhythmic Events in 2000, her popular, interactive group drumming programs engage 10,000 participants a year at a variety of events in the U.S. and abroad.
Swerdlow is best known for her innovative strategies and playful attitude that inspire participants to find their rhythm with ease. Clients include Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Intuit, Genentech, Oprah Winfrey, GlaxoSmithKline and Kaiser-Permanente, as well as several prominent tech companies, universities, conferences, festivals, museums and more.
Abbos Kosimov is widely appreciated as an international phenomenon; through his dynamic performances, He is recognized globally as a master of doyra and an ambassador of Uzbek culture.
Abbos was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to a highly musical family. He studied at the College of Culture and Music and under doyra master Mamurjon Vahabov and graduated in 1984. He also trained from the age of ten with Ustad Tuychi Inagomov, one of the few honored artists officially recognized by the Uzbek head of state. In 1991, Abbos won second prize in Central Asia and Kazakhstan’s Competition of Percussive Instruments.
He has recorded independently as well as with R&B singer Steve Wonder and with Zakir Hussain and Master of Percussion and for the soundtrack of Alonzo Kings new Lines Ballet piece “A Thousand and One Nights” which premiered in Monte Carlo in November 2009.
Most recently, in March 2010 Abbos performed at Carnegie Hall with Kronos Quartet, Dohee Lee, Homayoun Sakhi and Alim Qasimov Ensemble, Omar Sosa Giovanni Hidalgo, Terry Bozzio,Swapan Chaudhuri,Steve Smith, Hand Ensemble, Adam Rudolph and other famous musicians.