"Adam Maalouf's mission is to bring people together by bridging cultural gaps through music. Maalouf's music is found where modern instruments blend with ancient styles of music from around the world. Through the common language that is music, we hope to create an experience where people feel connected.
Pantam or "Handpan" is the name of Maalouf's flying saucer instrument. Invented in year 2000, the name stems from the combination of the Steel Pan from Trinidad and the Ghatam (clay pot drum) from South India. Adam is based in NYC area and is willing to travel to perform at your event either solo or with ensemble.
Price Range: $400 - $2000
Gig Length: 20 - 120 minutes
Languages: Arabic, English, Hindi, Persian
What to Expect
Adam Maalouf and his ensemble is diverse in their ability to offer an exciting, attention grabbing feature performance or background ambiance to accompany your private gathering or party. The wide rang of influences in the music has the potential to appeal to a wide range of audience members from all around the world.
As a specialist in pantam(handpan), cello, & percussion from around the world, Adam's unique interpretation of music is channeled through genre-bending compositions for solo and ensembles. Adam is a disciple of masters of percussion Anindo Chatterjee, Glen Velez, River Guerguerian, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Michael Burritt, Rohan Krishnamurthy, and in 2013 received his BA in Percussion Performance from the Eastman School of Music.
Adam has shared his music in venues across the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, MoMa, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tanglewood, Wolf Trap, The BANFF Center and Austin City Limits. As a collaborator, Adam has performed with ensembles such as The Brooklyn Raga Massive, Pink Martini, Ensemble Signal, The Atlanta Symphony, The National Arabic Orchestra, The Asheville Percussion All-Stars and The Gil Evan's Centennial Project, and with artists such as Steve Reich, Eugene Frisen, Kygo, Drukmo Gyal Dakini, Lizz Wright, Jamey Haddad, Farah Siraj, Morley and many others. Adam performs regularly with his original project "Future Tribe" and will be releasing a new record this coming April.
"Future Tribe" is an ensemble of global instrumentalists that take listeners somewhere new. The Tribe's music is found where the modern meets the ancient, where the Pantam(or handpan) meets ancient or traditional styles of music from around the globe. Pantam is the name of the "flying saucer" instrument invented in year 2000, and the word stems from the combination of the Pan from Trinidad, and the Ghatam (clay pot drum) from South India. Maalouf's music is presented with a range of traditional musicians playing Indian Tabla, Arabic Vocal, Bansuri Flute, Middle Eastern Percussion, Guitar, Trumpet, Turkish Oud and Nay.
Adam's approach to teaching music is through a diverse and well-rounded rhythmic and musical vocabulary that will take students on a global journey around the Middle East, India, Cuba, Brazil, and beyond. Adam regularly holds global percussion themed retreats in New York and in 2012 co-created the Asheville Percussion Festival in North Carolina with teacher and mentor River Guerguerian. This is a current and annual event where top percussionists from around the world descend on the peaceful mountain city for one week in June. A week long collaboration between these artists results in weekend concerts and percussion workshops for all levels and ages.
Additional Booking Notes
Adam Maalouf's ensemble generally requires a PA system due to the soft nature of global instruments and vocals. The PA can be provided by the band for an additional fee. A softer handpan set without amplification is possible depending on the number of guests and the nature of the event.
Past Booked Events
|September 13, 2017 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Kimora Lee Simmons Fashion Week NYC|
|April 27, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Future Tribe Record Release Party!!!|
|April 08, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Future Tribe Live at Fat Baby NYC|
Adam Maalouf & Future Tribe Set List
Night Sky (original)
Forest of Stars (Persian folk)
Abhi Apna Abhi Paraya Hai (Pakistani folk)
Mad Hatter (original)
Far From Home (original)
Govardhana (south indian folk)
Bint el Shalabiya (Arabic folk)
Laz (Turkish folk)
Shanti Train (original)
City of Joy (original)
Influences & Inspiration
Musical artists such as Bonobo, Sam Maher, Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn, Zakir Hussain, Ravi Shankar, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Mercan Dede, Fairuz, Shakti, Yo-Yo Ma, Steve Reich, Philip Glass
3-4 armless chairs
PA system Microphones (Provided by Adam Maalouf)
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