Drummers take note. Day 2 of ‘Raq the Bluegrass 2015’ will be taught by the very talented Lebanese Percussionist, Walid Assaf!
Walid is the Music Director for both ADA and CEDAR Productions. He was known as the leading Arabic drummer of New England and is an artist marked by a very vibrant and energetic style. He shares his skill as an instructor and performer of Arabic percussion. Walid taught percussion through Scheherazade Studios in New England for nearly 20 years but also in Southern CA for 18 years. He brings his talent and knowledge directly from Lebanon. He has performed with the STARS of the dance world on both coasts, in between and in the Middle East. He has performed throughout the world with master musicians and singers from the Middle East. Walid has worked on just about every venue on the east coast and also in San Diego County. With his wife he assists in bringing stars from around the world to be introduced to American audiences so they can have the feeling of understanding other cultures.
Walid teaches all styles of Arabic percussion including derbecki, tar, tabl-beledi and tambourine. Not only does Walid play several percussion instruments very masterfully, but he is a very qualified DJ and singer. Walid is the manager and directs CEDAR Productions from publishing books, CDs etc. They are written by Tales 1001 but the production of such is done through CEDAR Productions. His motto is to grow like a Cedar of Lebanon.
Check out our Events Page for his class description.
Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity! Hope to see you there!