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Tareq Abboushi

buzuq, percussion

A graduate with honors from William Paterson University with a B.M. in Jazz Piano Performance. Abboushi has been playing the buzuq for ten years, starting at the National Conservatory of Music in Ramallah, Palestine, and continuing in New York City. He has performed with such notable musicians as Simon Shaheen (Symphony Space), David Brosa (The United Nations, Saint John the Divine Cathedral), Omar Farouk Tekbilek, and Dan Zanes (Prospect Park's Celebrate Brooklyn Festival). He has also performed with groups in Boston, Washington DC, Maine, Colorado, Toronto, and Chicago, and has given numerous lecture demonstrations about Arabic Music at Columbia University, NYU, Juilliard, The Museum of the City of New York, and the Children’s Museums of Brooklyn and Manhattan. He is part of many groups in the New York area and is leading and composing for his own quintet SHUSMO, playing mostly original compositions of Arabic/Jazz fusion. Since releasing their first album “One” in February 2005, the quintet has taken part in various festivals: Atlantic Antic Festival, Sounds of the City Festival (NJPAC), the Jerusalem Festival, Festival du Monde Arabe (Montreal), Sephardic Music Festival (Joe’s Pub), and the NextNEXT series at BAM.
Abboushi has also composed and recorded music for the film “West Bank-Brooklyn,” and theme music for WBAI’s radio show “Fen Meshnoon with Dean and Maysoon.” He has performed on the sound track for the film “Encounter Point,” which has won numerous awards, including “best musical score, 2006 Bend Film Festival.” Other sound tracks include “Man From Plains” (2007) and “Dancing with Shiva,” both directed by Johnathan Demme. He has also appeared on three albums with Dan Zanes: “Parades and Panoramas,” “House Party” and “Night Time!” The latter has won the “Best children's CD of the year (2002)” award by

Firehouse 12 Performances

Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers Friday, September 25, 2015, 10:00p
Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Friday, April 29, 2011, 10:00p

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