Musical Performance: Band of Brothers - Joseph & James Tawadros, 'Oud and Percussion

Sat, February 6, 2010 9:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Joseph Tawadros - 'Oud
James Tawadros - Arab Percussion

Joseph and James Tawadros, born in Egypt and raised in Australia, were featured last fall in Alwan's sold-out performance, "Three Ouds -Armenian, Egyptian, and Greek." This performance will showcase Joseph's original compositions on 'oud.

Tickets: $15, available at the door or online here. (A small online fee is applied - use printout as your ticket).

Doors open at 8:30 p.m.

Watch Joseph and James perform together here.

About the Musicians:

JOSEPH TAWADROS was born in Cairo and immigrated to Australia in 1986. He studied with Mohamed Youssef, a renowned oud player and jazz pianist. Joseph Tawadros has performed in Australia, Egypt, and Europe, and alongside great performers like tabla master Zakir Hussain and sarangi master Sultan Khan, as well as ensembles as diverse as the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Irish band Kila. He has also composed for film: I Remember 1948 and The Last Days of Yasser Arafat, Haneen and Checkpoint, among others. To listen to a sample of his music, click here:

JAMES TAWADROS, born in Australia in 1989, is a percussionist and soloist. His main instrument is the riqq, a small hand held tambourine. He has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and with numerous artists such as Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, Richard Tognetti, Katie Noonan Alister Spence, Abdo Dagher, James Crabb, Mark Isaacs, Jeremy Alsop, Mary Doumany, Al Slavik, and William Barton. In 2006, the Tawadros brothers' album Visions was nominated for ‘Best World Music Album 2006’ in the Australian Record Industry Awards (ARIA).

Last updated: 2010-01-31 01:47:17

Joseph Tawadros
Joseph Tawadros
James Tawadros
James Tawadros

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