I enjoy playing many styles and their combinations, incl.: Funk, Jazz, Rock, Metal, Pop, R’n’B, Soul, Reggae, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, other Caribbean and Latin styles. In playing and teaching, versatility and studying different styles is important. I want to serve the music, not showcase my abilities.
I'm from Munich, GER
2000: Started drumming
First years: Cover/Original Bands (Rock, Pop, Funk, Metal)
2008: 2-Week-Course, Drummers Collective, NYC
2008-2012: Played in local music scene while earning Bachelor of Science Degree, Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Munich
2012-2014: Diploma, Drummers Collective, NYC
2012-Present: Professional musician (playing, recording, teaching)
2015-2017: Master’s Degree, California Institute of the Arts, LA
Present: Professional Musician (playing, recording, teaching)
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We need an emergency response to save the planet. The song TIKA WE is a powerful call to action to address this situation. Everyone can take little steps to save the earth. "We must not waste water and avoid the use of plastic. Moreover, we must plant more trees and encourage people to not pollute the environment". Our blind assault on the planet has now come to alter the fundamentals of the living world.It is up to us to fix the problem before it is too late. The African meaning of the word TIKA is "Wonder of Life "
Life can be so busy that sometimes we forget to live in the now and to appreciate the beauty, and bounty of the diversity that surrounds us. Agora is a song that calls for us to appreciate the little things that make life in our ecosystem livable
This is a fusion of EDM, Classical, Pop and Alternative music. The song talks about the true savers of our Earth: Humans. The pandemic revealed our true selves. Essential and Health workers who were brave in the front-line of confronting this global scare. Nations donated repeatedly to others. Humans coming out to support the Black Lives Matter Movement from all works of life, color, decent and culture is yet another substantial proof that in solidarity, Humans and Humans alone are capable of making Earth a better place for all Humans.
For us to save and take care of the planet we first need to know how to take care of one another, work together towards healing from things as humans then as we heal the way we treat the planet will change. The song is about where we need to start in order to be able to work together, we first need first introspection, erase the internal turmoil for a fresh and healthy relationship with each other as humans.
Oud, Jazz guitar, brush-kit drums, Raq percussion, upright bass, strings and vocal, all melted together to create "Touched In A Dream" a piece that transcends cultural and language barriers, to speaks directly to the heart. I can't say much about it, as I believe that true art and music needs no introduction. Just listen with your bones, and it'll reflect to you that profound feeling. Cheers, Beshar
‘Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!’ From ‘The Dictator’ by Charlie Chaplin.
Look at me and I’ll look at you. Listen to my heart and I’ll listen to your heart. Feel my pain and I’ll feel your pain. Show me your happiness and I’ll show you my happiness. Talk to me and I’ll talk to you. Remember my voice and I’ll remember your voice. We are no strangers. We are all one. Beyond music. Beyond borders.
This piece starts with Chopin Nocturne played by Abbas Abboud who's the co-composer and co-arranger of this piece, then the tunes of Oud emerge with the vocals of Beshar AL Azzawi, improvising with a spirit of ancient Mesopotamia. Then then the piece turns into a funk, empowered by the drum track of Michael Anetsberger, and the flawless E-Bass of Osmar Okuma, with the piano, screaming electric guitar, and Oud converse with intense passion. This is an "unusual" piece by all standards! I hope that you guys like it :)
Based on an Iraqi Maqam called Lami, this piece has the elements of Funk, Jazz, and Iraqi Makam. That work is empowered by using a floating bridge Iraqi style Oud, playing a long the funky rhythm. The Flute, played by Sandro, beautifully blends with the Oud creating a passionate "dance" on the funky rhythm of Michael and the warm, artistic and elegant bass line played by Osmar. Adding to that, an improvised vocal "Mawal" singing an ancient love poem.