Itamar Erez & Hamin Honari
An uncommon conversation between guitar & percussion,
composition & improvisation.
Originally from Iran and Israel, These two internationally touring musicians met in Vancouver and are excited to bring together the traditional sounds of the Middle East with their own original music.
Recent shows of the duet were at the Tiny Lights Festival (Ymir, BC), Harrison Festival for the Arts (Harrison Springs, BC), Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Vancouver BC), Islands Folk Festival, (Duncan BC), as well as the Mundial 2018 World Music Summit.
Hamin Honari is a Iranian-Canadian hand drummer who plays a variety of Persian hand drums. He has focused on adapting his drumming style and technique to accommodate many different genres of music. He has toured as a member of the Dastan Ensemble, one of Iran's most well-known Persian classical music groups and has performed with many amazing musicians and singers such as Salar Aghili, Parissa, Hossein Omoumi, Hossein Behroozinia, Saeed Farajpouri, and Itamar Erez. Hamin lives in Vancouver, BC where he is actively teaching music.
"Our little piece of paradise was made more magical by the musical offerings you brought to it"
Sandy, Stage Manager,Island Folk Fest 2018