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Jamal Mohamed

Lecturer, Director of the Meadows World Music Ensemble, Instructor- Percussion Ensemble, Hand Drumming and Ethnic Percussion.

Jamal Mohamed has been a featured artist in many international music and dance events. Jamal has presented percussion workshops at Berklee College of Music in Boston; National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City; the Tokyo School of Music in Tokyo, Japan; the American University in Cairo, Egypt; the Center for World Music in Bali, Indonesia; and the University of Hong Kong to name a few. He has performed with Sting, Mark O' Connor, Giovanni Hidalgo and many other well known artists. Jamal’s music has been featured in the television documentaries “Ramses the Great”, National Geographic's “Lions of Darkness” (with DDrum), and the film biography of Robert Johnson, "Can't You Hear the Wind", starring Danny Glover and Keb' Mo'. In 2010 Toca Percussion introduced the “Jamal Doumbek”, a signature drum that he designed with Toca. Currently, he performs with the Percussion group Ddrum (featured in an Emmy award winning PBS short film that documents their travels and observations as related to World Percussion and the 2010 winner of Drum magazine’s award for best percussion group), the World Music group, “Brahmah”, and the jazz ensemble, “Jampact”. Jamal is on the faculty at the “Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University” where he teaches percussion and is director of the “Meadows World Music Ensemble”.

Research

Created signature drum for Toca percussion.

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Meadows World Music Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Hand Drumming and Ethnic Percussion

Publications

Percussive Notes, Nov. 2010. Toca instructional videos.

Distinctions

Percussion group, D'Drum voted best percussion group in 2010 by Drum magazine

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