schedule

 
 

2017 PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 

 

  • Feb. 15: Lecture on Arabic music with The Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble for an ethnomusicology class, University of Toronto
  • Mar. 4: Music appreciation workshop and taqsims for dancers at Hannan’s Bellydance Studio, Toronto
  • Apr. 2: Qanun performance  for the Toronto Palestinian Film Festival, Mississauga, Ontario
  • Apr. 24: Performance for "Sounding Together, Standing Together. The U of T Faculty of Music Responds to the Violence of Our Times," at the Hart House Music Room, University of Toronto
  • May 3: Performance of medieval European music and Middle Eastern music with Alpharibius Ensemble, at the Arts and Letters Club, Toronto 
  • May. 5-7: Two qanun performances and a paper "Recreating the Soul of Bellydance Music of the Golden Egyptian Era." Bellydance Blossom Festival, Toronto
  • Nov. 21: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT317417&R=EVT317417

2015 PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

  • Jan. 21: Lecture on Arabic music with The Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble for an ethnomusicology class, University of Toronto
  • Jan. 24: Judge at the Egyptian Student Association Talent Show, York University, Toronto
  • Apr. 2: Qanun performance for a fund raising dinner for the Toronto Palestinian Film Festival
  • Feb. 13 Qanun performance for a fund raiser for Sister of Salome Production, Toronto
  • Mar. 7: Qanun performance for a wedding, Toronto
  • Mar. 8: Lecture and performance on fusion in Arabic music, Dragonfly Bellydance Studio, Toronto
  • Mar. 16-20: Guest lecturer and performer at the University of Alberta, Music Department: lectures on “Al-Farabi’s Paradigms and Theories of Rhythms,” “Al-Isbahani’s and his Kitab al-Aghani (musicological topics and metaphors),” “Arabic Music, Ornamentation, Aesthetics, and the many Forms of Dance Music,” “The Qanun: Techniques and Repertoire” workshop; “Art of Arabic Instrumental Improvisation”; two concerts at Convocation Hall and at the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action’s Program for the UN International Day to end Racial Discrimination, Edmonton
  • Apr. 5: Performance and lecture with The Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble for the Khosrowshahi Event, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
  • May 3: Music appreciation workshop for dancers at Hannan’s Bellydance Studio, Toronto
  • May 11 to 14: Private classes of music appreciation workshops for dancers, Toronto
  • May 24: Qanun performance at a private party, Toronto
  • May 30: Concert with Bob Ferrin, Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto
  • June 17: Qanun performance for “The Art of Improvisation. An Evening of Persian and Arabic Music and Dance Improvisation at the Musideum, with Iana Komarnytska, Mehdi Rezania, Bamdad Fotouhi and Pedro Bonatto, Toronto
  • June 20: Music appreciation workshop for dancers at Hannan’s Bellydance Studio, Toronto
  • July 3-4: Music appreciation workshop for dancers at Hannan’s Bellydance Studio, Toronto
  • July 5-22: Qanun performances and workshops and DVDs production for Brazilian dancers at ShangriLa Studio with Lulu Sabongi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • July 25: Qanun performance for a wedding, Toronto
  • July 26: Music appreciation workshop for dancers at Hannan’s Bellydance Studio, Toronto
  • Aug. 11: Music appreciation workshop for dancers at JoAnne Camilleri’s Studio, Toronto
  • Sep. 14: Qanun improvisations for Karen Mulhallen’s reading of her Code Orange poems, Toronto
  • Sep. 27: Qanun performance at the Palestinian Film Festival, Toronto
  • Oct. 23: Qanun performance with The Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble and Michael Franklin at Old Fort York, Toronto
  • Oct. 27: Lecture on Arabic music with The Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble for an ethnomusicology class, University of Toronto
  • Nov. 4: Performance with The Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble and book launch of my “Arabic Musical and Socio-Cultural Glossary of Kitab al-Aghani,” Toronto
  • Dec. 18: Qanun performance for Oasis Centre des Femmes end of year function, Toronto

2016 PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

  • Jan. 30: Performance with The Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble for a benefit concert for Friends of the National Yacht Club Refugee Resettlement Task Force (Syrian refugees), Toronto
  • Feb. 27: Qanun performance at a private party, Toronto
  • Mar. 19: Qanun performance for a wedding, Toronto
  • Apr. 1-3: Two qanun performances and a paper on The Aesthetics and Types of Dances in the Medieval Middle East at the Bellydance Blossom Festival, Toronto
  • Apr. 9: Performance with The Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble for a benefit concert for Syrian refugees with Jason Wilson, Toronto
  • Jun. 3: Qanun performance for a wedding, Toronto
  • Jun. 5: Qanun performance with superstar dancers Doaa Sallam and Nada el-Masreya, Toronto
  • Jun. 11: Qanun performance for good-bye party for Habibi Hobeika, Toronto
  • Jul. 9: Music appreciation workshop for dancers at Hannan’s Bellydance Studio, Toronto
  • Sep. 8-11: Qanun performer and judge at Egypt Raqs Bellydance conference and competition, with Egyptian dance superstars Lubna Eman and Khaled Mahmoud, Toronto
  • Oct. 27-30: Qanun performer and judge at Nada el-Masriya’s Bellydance conference and competition, with Egyptian dance superstars Randa Kamel and Mohammad Shahin, Toronto, National Ballet School.
  • Nov. 20: Launch of book EROTICA, LOVE AND HUMOR IN ARABIA, Round Venue, Toronto.