Lecture Demonstration on Middle Eastern Percussion

Yousif Sheronick will present an overview of Middle Eastern music with a focus on percussion.  Instruments will include the Tar (frame drum), Riq (Tambourine) and Darabuka (goblet drum). Students will learn to play and embellish several Middle Eastern rhythms. Bring a drum if you have one! 

About Yousif Sheronick: Hailed by the New York Times for his “dazzling improvisations” Yousif Sheronick appears internationally as soloist and chamber musician with world-renowned groups and artists such as Philip Glass, Ethos Percussion Group, DuoJalal, Glen Velez, Foday Musa Suso, Simon Shaheen, Henry Threadgill, Lark Quartet and Paul Winter Consort.  Modern Drummer Magazine calls Mr. Sheronick's critically acclaimed solo CD titled Silk Thread "a testimony to his genius”. 

 He has appeared throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia with festival appearances including the JVC and Newport Jazz Festivals, Jazztel (Madrid), Renaissance Festival (Rethymno, Greece) Early Music Festival (Regensburg, Germany) and Jerusalem Festival (Palestine).

Organized by the Hofstra Music Department (Music around the world) 

Sponsored by D’addario Music Appreciation Initiative

: Helene Fortunoff Theatre (Monroe Hall), South Campus

Time: 2:55 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.




Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Free and open to the public



Fortunoff Theater
Monroe Lecture Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Music Department
Phone: 516-463-5490
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