Golden Mezwed, Part I

I think we’re about ready for a new feeling to enter music. I think that will come from the Arabic world. ~Brian Eno Meeting Gaddour We encounter Abdelkadr, who is better known as Gaddour, at our local café, where we often see him coming and going. He’s a friendly guy with a lot of friends, but we don’t pay him much notice until we see him performing on television with a large mezwed ensemble, singing and playing bindir (a lap drum like the Irish bodhrán, but played with the hands) and dharbouka (an hourglass-shaped drum held between the thighs and … Continue reading Golden Mezwed, Part I