- PERFORMANCE -
This is my arrangement of "Afro Blue", the jazz standard composed by Mongo Santamaría, with lyrics by Oscar Brown.
We performed it at David Friend Recital Hall, and I had the pleasure of sharing a stage with wonderful musicians: Jacob Matheus on guitar, Kingston Taylor Jordan on piano, Arionas Gyftakis on bass and Tiago Michelin on drums.
This is a video of my original song "Impressions and Daydreams" which I wrote in collaboration with my friend Chloe Pandora, and performed it at David Friend Recital Hall with the Berklee Middle Eastern Fusion Ensemble.
This lovely song which I simply adore. It's written by Kenny Kirkland, and lyrics are by Sting. We have performed it in 2015 at the Berklee Performance Center, and that day I played with amazing musicians:: Emil Afrasiyab on piano, Jacob Matheus on guitar, Tabari Lake on bass, and Patrick Simard on drums. I'm forever grateful to them for bringing this magic to life :)
This is another tune I performed with Berklee Middle Eastern Fusion Ensemble, Dhafer Youssef's "Odd Elegy".
This Ukrainian folk song, "Oj Tam Na Hori", has quickly become Dashina's signature song, and we enjoy performing it tremendously. It speaks about a pair of doves that lost each other.
Impressions and Daydreams
Oj Tam Na Hori
I've been immensely lucky, and very honored to perform with one of the most outstanding musicians of our time, Tigran Hamasyan. Here is my arrangement of his "Love Song" that we performed together at the Berklee Ennual Middle Eastern Music Festival'2017 (and I'm playing duduk! Now, if that ain't going on my tombstone, then i don't know what.)