MIke Tamburo + Samer Ghadry Sound Meditation - NY
Mike Tamburo of Crown of Eternity returns to New York for a powerful duo with Samer Ghadry.
Allow yourself to enter a timeless space of listening as Crown of Eternity’s Mike Tamburo and Tone Center’s Samer Ghadry orchestrate their way through 50+ overtone rich instruments including Gongs, Bells, Hammered Dulcimer and tuned metal instruments.
Space is limited! Get your tickets in advance!
PLEASE BRING a yoga mat, blanket, or cushion for your comfort during extended relaxation on the floor.
We invite you to co-create a sensitive, safe, deep listening and meditative experience for all participants. It is expected that all will commit to an agreement of being still, quiet and honor and respect a deep transformative space throughout the entire experience. It is our intention to create an inclusive experience.
ABOUT MIKE TAMBURO
Mike Tamburo is a world-renowned musician, composer, artist and educator. He is known and loved for his transformational live concerts performed on his personally curated set of gongs, bells and other metal instruments.
A lifelong multi-instrumentalist, Tamburo has focused his talents on metal percussion instruments, string instruments (hammered dulcimer, guitar, zither, shahi baaja), as well as electronic instruments (synths, looping).
Since 1994, Tamburo has shared more than 2,000 concerts and workshops. He has recorded over 70 albums, both solo and in collaboration with Crown of Eternity, Meisha, Arco Flute Foundation, Psychic Frost, Brother Ong and more, ranging from epic gong music to ecstatic and transcendental string music, as well as folk, drone, space rock, ambient, mantra music and sometimes unclassifiable sounds. This man loves music in all its forms!
He teaches gong music, both in person and online with School of Gong. He is also a part of the far-reaching ethnomusicology trio, Dig Deeper, with Mitch Nur and Thomas Orr Anderson. Their online classes have explored countless musical concepts with a focus on the cultural and personal uses of sound for healing, meditation, trance, ecstatic states, relaxation, self transformation, perception, psycho-acoustics, scientific discovery, time and community.
An early adoptee of meditation, Tamburo’s music offers space for journeying, self-exploration and deep introspection. During many of his early performances, he experienced altered states of consciousness and out of body experiences. To understand these experiences, he explored kundalini yoga, energy work, the therapeutic use of sound and how sound impacts consciousness, human perception and self healing. His love for long sustained drones, overtones and psychoacoustics continues to inspire him to explore music in further directions.
Tamburo is also an interdisciplinary sound artist, instrument builder, video artist, sound therapist, writer and meditation teacher.
Samer Ghadry Bio
Samer was born to Syrian and Lebanese immigrants in Washington DC. He grew up in various suburbs outside the city and went to Christian / Episcopalian elementary and high schools, getting early life exposure to spiritual teachings, prayer, and music. Home life was decorated with Arabic language, music, and festive social gatherings.
Around age 14 Samer played the drum-set for the first time and fell immediately and deeply in love. He began playing at home everyday and started bands and made new friendships around music. In 2001 Samer enrolled in Brown University and started studying jazz drums privately through the music dept. He joined jazz combos, afro-latin ensemble, middle eastern ensemble, Ghanaian drumming classes, and was often found jamming with friends and bandmates, or playing local shows.
In 2008 Samer moved to NYC and joined various bands. He eventually joined Matthew Dear’s new live band and toured with bandmates Ian Chang and Danny Scales, opening for Depeche Mode five times in Europe. Eventually he would consider and apply for counseling degrees at various NY universities, only to decide to begin learning sound healing with Sage Academy of Sound (Woodstock) and 9 Ways Academia (Pennsylvania), and apprentice with Rebecca Singer, John Beauliue, and Don Conreaux. Samer continues to assist and re-take courses at these institutions and with several teachers. He offers regular sound meditation experiences for studios, private events, and corporations around NYC and Upstate New York.