Sameer Makhoul & Itamar Doari
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Sameer Makhoul & Itamar Doari

| Established. Jan 01, 2015

Established on Jan, 2015
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“Fine instrumental skills but never loses sight of the subtle and lyrical side of the music… Enchanting and entertaining. something for anyone with an interest in sounds from the Middle East and, for that matter, anyone who appreciate quality music.” - Barry Davis


Sameer Makhoul - Athar, Realeased in 2004 on Magda Lable



Sameer Makhoul- Oud, Vocal & Itamar Doari- Percussion
The performance “Sama’a” includes original music which is soon to be released on Sameer Makhoul's second album.
A rich musical and social dialogue between two great solo virtuosos, bring the best of their talents into a new musical language, transcending boarders and styles. The young spirit, rhythm and courage to renew, expressed on stage in an atmosphere of MAGIC.
Sameer Makhoul and Itamar Doari are from the upper Galilee and they bring with them the colors, odor of olives and sounds from the area into the music. Both highly technically skilled on their instruments, but not being satisfied with technique they also bring life and great emotion to their music.

Sameer Makhoul, vocalist and musician from the village of Peki’in performs in Israel and abroad in major world music festivals. Sameer released his first CD on the label Magda - “Athar- Footprints” 2004 which is distributed worldwide. Sameer Makhoul’s compositions are influenced by the many musical styles of which Sameer Makhoul encountered in his life: Classical Arabic music, Turkish music and also Byzantine Church music.
A wealth of cultures and rhythms, music and poetry combined, create the unique expression of this virtuoso performer and composer. Sameer has cooperated with international artists Shiloach, Victoria Hanna, Yair Dalal, Joelle Leandre, Le Cor de la Plane /Sameer performed with Athar in numerous world music festivals and prestigious concerts in Europe.

Itamar Doari was born in 1985. Started to play at young age, He demonstrates elite command on various percussion instruments: Darbukka, Frame drums such as Riqq, Tar, and Bandir, Udu and others. In addition to his virtuosic performances and his outstanding rhythmic abilities, Itamar draws his unique musical style from the rich middle-eastern tradition and folk music. Itamar performed, recorded, and featured as a guest artist with top International and national musicians including Idan Reichel Project, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, ,Arnie Lawrence, Nitin Sawhney, ‘Sheva’, ‘Les yeux noirs’. Eyal Sela and more. Present performing as part of the Avishai Cohen trio.