The Drum is an audio visual recording project that will feature Associate Artist Joseph Samarani, a vibrant percussionist of Lebanese heritage in a dazzling repertoire of Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Greek , Gypsy and Balkan instrumental music. Joseph will be joined by some of Melbourne’s finest exponents of these musical traditions.
Lebanese Tabla, Daf Joseph Samarani
Drum kit percussion Charley Samarani
Keyboard Alla Masri
Clarinet Orhan Suleyman
Clarinet, Oud George Athanasakos
Saz, Oud, lyra, tambor Paddy Montgomery
Percussion Matt Stonehouse
And other guest artists
Developed with support from the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria Strategic Investment Fund.
A Lebanese musician walks in to an auditon room.
The Drum is about virtuosity, a Lebanese hand drum and and their battle against cultural discrimination.
The Drum will feature Associate Artist Joseph Samarani, a storyteller, infectious raconteur and brilliant percussionist of Lebanese heritage with
Primary Writer | Performer Joseph Samarani
Writer | Performer Saba Elio El-Sheik
Viola Eugenie Lyon
Percussion| Performer Mark Grunden
Tabla, Vocals Bikram Malhar
Dramaturge Irine Vela
Developed with support from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Inner North Community Foundation, Besen Family Foundation, Gandel Philanthropy and Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.