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Mohammad Taha is a Jordanian percussion master with an incredible exuberance for life. Both of these indelible qualities shine in his composition, Sirto. This piece was one of the first compositions to be introduced in the practice sessions and was immediately embraced. Sirto features Mohammed's darbukha (Middle Eastern hour glass shaped drum) and riqq (a forerunner and more complex ancestor to the tambourine.

- Ami Yares


from We Make the Road By Walking, released November 26, 2015
Inspired by Turkish folk song arranged by Mohammad Othman.

Viola: Shoshana Gottesman
Bass Guitar: Tamer Omari
Oud: Ghassan Birumi
Percussion: Mohammad Taha
Acoustic Guitar: Ami Yares
Mixing and Partial Recording: Ami Yares
Mastering: Alain Paul




We Make the Road By Walking Portland, Maine

All songs are available as "donation only." All proceeds go to directly supporting the Seeds of Peace Educators Program for the Expressive Arts.

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